(Don't) Call Me Crazy

(Don't) Call Me Crazy

Who’s Crazy?

What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences?

In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?—to different people.

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy is a conversation starter and guide to better understanding how our mental health affects us every day. Thirty-three writers, athletes, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and do not talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy.

If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages, and let’s get talking.

Title:(Don't) Call Me Crazy
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About Kelly Jensen

Kelly Jensen is a former teen librarian who worked in several public libraries before pursuing a full-time career in writing and editing. Her current position is with Book Riot, the largest independent book website in North America, where she focuses on talking about young adult literature in all of its manifestations. Before becoming a fully-fledged adult-like person, she worked in the swanky Tex

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    (Don't) Call Me Crazy Reviews

  • Emily May

    I only wish someone had told me not that I was "crazy" but that I was sick, and there was a way to get better. This book made me cry, but for all the right reasons.When you start putting parts of you...

  • Victoria Schwab

    I wrote an essay for this anthology on mental black holes. ...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    As someone who struggles with her own mental health, I’ve appreciated the recent uptick in representation in the YA book world—as it’s so necessary and I think it can do so much good, especially...

  • Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~

    They had me at Victoria Schwab and Adam Silvera.But the idea of this is amazing!...

  • Jessica

    I'm a huge advocate for the idea that we need to talk more openly about mental health. People with mental ilness need to know they matter and that they can get better. People without it need to know t...

  • S.

    I have an essay in this anthology! It's about bipolar disorder, manic pixie dream girls, Korean fairy tales, and writing Wintersong....

  • Heidi Heilig

    Hey, I just met youAnd this is (NOT) crazyBut here's my essaySo read it maybe...

  • Kelly

    We have a cover! Add (DON'T) Call Me Crazy to your to-read shelf & preorder a copy from your favorite book store. Let's crack open this conversation about mental health. ...

  • Ashley Holstrom

    Incredible. I cannot wait for the world to get to read this collection. I’m so honored to have been included in it. Mental health is just as important as physical health, kiddos. Let’s end the sti...

  • Sarah Hannah

    I wrote an essay for this! Cannot wait to read everyone else's....