“Crazy, Nuts, Insane”: Speech and Stigma
Language and thought go hand in hand. Language shapes the way we interpret the world. Our speech is a reflection of our perspective. That being said how do you feel about the use of terms like ‘crazy’, ‘nuts’ or ‘insane’? Do you feel that they influence stigma towards those living with mental illness?
Below are the links I mention in the video:
Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind by David Berreby
Link to Berreby’s website (davidberreby.com) where he talks more about the book
, . (2013). “Crazy, Nuts, Insane”: Speech and Stigma. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 27, 2016, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/be-the-change/2013/02/crazy-nuts-insane-speech-and-stigma/