Psychiatry

You’re Crazy

 

{My sister, aunt, and I on Christmas 2008}

The idea of giving a fake cell phone or earpierce to a person with Schizophrenia who can’t control talking to the voices inside their head in public seems like an ingenius idea.  I have an aunt diagnosed with Schizophrenia and I get extremely defensive when people stare at her in public.  Perhaps that’s why I get mad when people gauk at people they don’t know on the street and immediately label them as “crazy.”

I encourage you to think twice before you call a random person “crazy” or “psycho.”  You don’t know what they’ve been through and you probably don’t care where they’ve been, but technically you care enough to immediately judge them for not fitting in with social norms.

What’s the definition of “normal” anyway?  I think the more important term to look up and utilize is empathy.

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