Judging the Mental Health of People You Don’t Know

ErinThe Mental Health System17 Comments

I’m really surprised at how much people compare their struggles to someone else’s without knowing the full story. The other day I was sitting in a waiting room, ten minutes before seeing my psychiatrist. There were three other people in the waiting room and soon a name was called and two people stood up and left. It appeared as though one … Read More

ErinJudging the Mental Health of People You Don’t Know

What’s “Crazy?”

ErinStigma7 Comments

According to dictionary.com, the medical definition for “crazy” states that the word means “mad” or “insane.” The word origin comes from the 1570-1580s, stating that crazy means “diseased, sickly, from craze; meaning “full of cracks or flaws”; the definition of crazy meaning that of “of unsound mind, or behaving as so” is from 1610s. People have labeled others as “crazy” … Read More

ErinWhat’s “Crazy?”

Language of the Uncomfortable

ErinThe Mental Health System8 Comments

After my recent post titled “The Noonday Demon,” a friend told me it was no longer politically correct to use the term “Third World Country.” Upon doing some research, I learned the alternative phrase some people are now using is “undeveloped.” While the terms of “First World Country” to “Fourth World Country” initially came about to classify political world views … Read More

ErinLanguage of the Uncomfortable