Those reasons alone forced most African Americans to deny or hide any form of mental illness, and that stigma remains today.
In his trial for the killings, Wolcott was declared not guilty by reason of insanity after being diagnosed with a mental illness.
The suicide of beloved comedian Robin Williams has launched a collective dialogue about mental illness.
If the experience of past defectors—alcoholism, suicide attempts, mental illness—is any guide, it looks grim.
Don't try to make sense of mental illness, it is what it is, and they will not change.
The mental illness of the king became now apparent to those around him, but it was not spoken of publicly.
And yet, the stigma of emotional or mental illness has still not been erased.
And Mrs. Ames was not the woman to fall easy victim to mental illness.
Society has attached an undeniable stigma to so-called emotional or mental illness.
The slight and delicate woman was sinking beneath the combined effects of bodily and mental illness.
mental illness n.
Any of various disorders characterized chiefly by abnormal behavior or an inability to function socially, including diseases of the mind and personality and certain diseases of the brain. Also called mental disease, mental disorder.