Replace ‘Crazy’ With The Adjective You Actually Mean

Katie Klabusich
May 25, 2016 · 7 min read

Growing up, my family used the word “crazy” a lot. It was our way of acknowledging some of what we dealt with while avoiding having to talk about it.

The word stuck with me for years — an overused adjective for describing anything that felt indescribable or beyond explanation. Because of my family history and my own mental health challenges, I felt I had a right to use the…