(Don't) Call Me Crazy
What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences?
In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? ...more
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I only wish someone had told me not that I was "crazy" but that I was sick, and there was a way to get better.
This book made me cry, but for all the right reasons.
When you start putting parts of yourself out there on the Internet, people begin to wonder about you and to form their own stories. I've seen theories about me circling on Goodreads and Twitter. How I am an evil villainess waiting to tear down the latest YA book. How I review books to be mean or contrarian, or because I am too stupid ...more
I try not to be a nudge and talk about my job on here, but I work for the children's book imprint of the American Psychological Association, and it's unbelievably rewarding ...more
Mental health is just as important as physical health, kiddos. Let’s end the stigma.
It's not done yet, but I'm writing an essay for this bomb-ass anthology of essays about mental health for young adults. It'll be about my life with trichotillomania, and, I hope, all the words I needed to read when I was 13 and pulling out my eyebrows without knowing why.
I can’t wait for this! I’m gonna force it on all of my family members because Lord knows they fucking need it.
The anthology works well when read section by section. It took me a few days to read through the work as I sticky-noted contributions from the authors, actors, artists, and athletes. I did not want to be surprised by the contributors as mental illness is a personal issue and I was afraid of a "Oh, wow. . ._____________ is deali ...more
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(Don't) Call Me Crazy is a collection of short, autobiographical stories of individuals suffering from mental health issues. In addition to speaking up about mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, this book also has voices speaking on lesser known disorders such as trichotillomania, which I greatly appreciated.
(Don't) Call Me Crazy is a great anthology to read if you are wantin ...more
Special note: there are extensive bibliographies and other resources scattered throughout and included at the end. A fantastic collection of resources for those ...more
It’s very important.
Reading this beautiful anthology, I realized so much about myself and others and everyone and everything. I feel a deep, lasting impact after reading it. I can now acknowledge and understand the feelings that I have and can now safely dredge up memories I’ve been careful to forget, to keep a safe little box in the back of my head.
I want to give a big hug to each and every contributor (and that’s ...more