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Stop the crazy talk

Last week I went to two events featuring two highly respected and experienced presenters on entirely different topics. One male, one female.

I was astonished to hear these thoughts come out of their mouths:

  • Your board should reflect the subway i.e. be diverse. Oh, on second thought, maybe not – there’s a lot of crazy people on the subway.
  • On one hand, you should do this, on the other hand, you really should do the opposite. I know that sounds schizo…

Language is very powerful. It defines us. So we need to be especially careful in how we use it. The stigma about mental illness will never go away if we continue to use these words for a cheap laugh.

Julie Mikuska



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