Q: Is it okay to call you crazy?
A: Initially, I thought sure who cares, but actually I care so no. It’s not okay to call me crazy because it a negative connotation of me. I have a child, family and friends. My career and educational achievements are quite impressive. I have bipolar disorder and treatment is good, hard work and successful.
More importantly, it’s a slippery slope. If you call me crazy, and I can handle it because I have better sex than you (see question #1), then you might/will call someone else crazy like a child or teenager with bipolar disorder whose identity is still being shaped. We cannot have them believe their identity is a crazy one. They didn’t ask for the disorder. None of us did. We have to have compassion and be friends.