Why The “Diagnose Trump” Hashtag Hurts People With Mental Illness

In attributing something to “mental illness,” people act as though it’s something innate. It can’t be helped. It’s just the way someone is. That person is irredeemable. And no sane or reasonable person would behave that way.

Well, guess what: I’m an actual crazy person, and you need to stop it. You can’t arbitrarily declare that people who do things you don’t like are crazy, as though their actions can just be neatly dismissed. This is a problem that’s been occurring more and more lately, with laypeople rampantly labeling anyone who does something horrific as “crazy.”

 

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