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men·tally ill

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  1. mentally ill, unsound, unstableadjective

    suffering from severe mental illness

    "of unsound mind"

    Synonyms:
    bad, unfit, fallacious, unstable, precarious, unsound, fluid

    Antonyms:
    sane

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  1. Photographer Valerio Bispuri:

    I photographed (prisoners) during leisure time as they tried to mimic the world outside by playing football, pretending they are in a bar, lifting weights at a gym, some were born into the delinquent world, others were there for a lapse of judgment at some point in their lives. Others were mentally ill, but a great number were there because of drugs.

  2. Marian Tupy:

    Some of the anti-capitalist impulse goes back to that hunter-gatherer mentality and not comprehending the complexity of the market economy, the complexity outpaced our ability to understand it. But even those who don’t understand markets should open their eyes and acknowledge its benefits : Worldwide, wherever economic freedom is allowed, millions of people have lifted themselves out of stoop labor and miserable poverty. Of course, not everyone can reap the benefits of markets. The sick, the mentally ill and other truly helpless people need a hand. But why assume government must provide that help ? Government does n’t do anything very well. Why not let private charity handle it ? I once assumed there was too much poverty for private charity to make much of a difference. But now I realize there is plenty of money, and private charity would do much more if government did n’t discourage it. When the welfare state took over poverty relief, it crowded out.

  3. Amy Graves/Getty Images:

    When I was a cop in the '80s and even before that, we've always had a certain number of homeless in the community, and we knew what their issues were, they were either drug-addicted, alcoholics, mentally ill. It's the same population, which is the majority of the homeless.

  4. John Kasich:

    How do we think that the mentally ill have the ability to pay the deductible on an insurance policy that they have that they can buy for $3,000?

  5. Utica Police Chief Mark Williams:

    Personally, I've been on this job 27 years and it's one of the more gruesome scenes I've seen, a lot of cities in this country are struggling with the mentally ill.


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  • πνευματικά άρρωστοςGreek
  • mielialahäiriöinen, mielisairasFinnish
  • मानसिक रूप से बीमारHindi
  • bolnav mintalRomanian

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