The local newspaper entry read....."___________ was arrested and charged with harassment by telephone after he allegedly called Village Hall and left several extended messages, according to police. Police had warned him in the past to have no further contact with Village Hall unless it was for legitimate purposes."
The above is a common occurrence when Villages have persons thought to suffer from mental health illness living untreated within their community. I think starting with a definition of mental illness will aid in this discussion.
In Illinois a mental illness is defined as....
(405 ILCS 5/1-129)
Sec. 1-129. Mental illness. "Mental illness" means a mental, or emotional disorder that substantially impairs a person's thought, perception of reality, emotional process, judgment, behavior, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life, but does not include a developmental disability, dementia or Alzheimer's disease absent psychosis, a substance abuse disorder, or an abnormality manifested only by repeated criminal or otherwise antisocial conduct.
(Source: P.A. 93-573, eff. 8-21-03.)(405 ILCS 5/3-601) (from