GHEEL COLONY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 colony of people with mental illnesses who live at Gheel in Belgium. It dated back to the 13th century. St Dymphyna is the patron saint of mental illness. GHEEL COLONY: "The Gheel colony is home to people with a mental illness." Related Psychology Terms SAINT DYMPHNA'S DISEASE ASYLUM NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH) BITING MANIA BEERS, CLIFFORD PSYCHOBIOLOGY AMYLOIDOSIS POLYETHISM NERVOUS BREAKDOWN STRESS-VULNERABILITY MODEL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GHEEL COLONY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gheel-colony/ (accessed January 23, 2021).