The Damage We Do When We Throw Around Terms Like ‘Crazy’

By Isha Weerasinghe


At least twice a day, I hear the phrases “It’s driving me insane!” or “That was crazy” to describe everyday occurrences.

Words like “crazy,” “mad,” “insane,” and “nuts” have been completely absorbed into our lexicon, and we don’t think twice about using them. Casual use of these terms, however, can be stigmatizing and dehumanizing for people with mental health conditions.

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