(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? Who?s Crazy? What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such...

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Title:(Don't) Call Me Crazy
Author:Kelly Jensen
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Genres:Nonfiction
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:228 pages pages

(Don't) Call Me Crazy Reviews

  • Sarah Hannah
    Sep 06, 2017
    I wrote an essay for this! It took me three months to read this in its entirety, because it is really, really exhausting--but in a good way. Such good stuff in here. ...
  • Jessica Jeffers
    Jun 30, 2018
    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 they can help. In the last year, this idea has become an increasingly important part of...
  • Ashley Holstrom
    Jan 05, 2017
    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 stigma. January 2017: It's not done yet, but I'm writing an essay for this bo...
  • Kelly
    Feb 28, 2018
    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. ...
  • Victoria Schwab
    Jul 23, 2017
    I wrote an essay for this anthology on mental black holes. ...
  • Sami
    Jun 02, 2018
    I'm so incredibly grateful that such a thoughtful and nuanced resource like this has been written. It's hard enough for teenagers to talk about mental illness among themselves and to their parents; but now, they can see their literary heroes bare their souls and anxieties in a beautifu...
  • S.
    May 27, 2017
    I have an essay in this anthology! It's about bipolar disorder, manic pixie dream girls, Korean fairy tales, and writing Wintersong. ...
  • S. Zainab Williams
    Apr 02, 2018
    I contributed a comic to this anthology, and I CANNOT WAIT to check out everyone else's work. ...
  • Erika
    May 28, 2018
    Just finished the ARC, and I can't wait until this is out in the world. I will definitley be adding it to my high school library collection. Such an open and honest depiction of so many different types and aspects of mental illness that often manifest in the teen years. The book is mar...
  • Jeannette
    Feb 01, 2019
    Like any collection, this one had its ups and downs. Some of the essays really resonated with me, and others not so much (which is probably why I got this as an ARC in the summer and haven't finished it until now). I don't know if I should be surprised or not that some of the art made ...
  • Emily May
    Mar 19, 2018
    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 yourself out there on the Internet, people begin to wonder about you and to form th...
  • Paul  Hankins
    Jun 13, 2018
    There is a lot that we could say about this anthology due for release in October (I wish that the release date were closer to the beginning of a traditional school year). The anthology works well when read section by section. It took me a few days to read through the work as I stic...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Jan 13, 2019
    2.5 STARS Anthologies are usually a mixed reading experience for me, including (DON?T) CALL ME CRAZY. I?m not an unbiased reader. I?ve had anorexia and Major Depressive Disorder, I still occasionally have relapses of PTSD, anxiety and Persistent Depressive Disorder. I also wor...
  • Peppermint
    Jun 13, 2017
    I need this now ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Mar 28, 2018
    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 for young readers coming to terms with their own mental health?but there are two th...
  • Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~
    Jul 23, 2017
    They had me at Victoria Schwab and Adam Silvera. But the idea of this is amazing! ...
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    Mar 20, 2019
    I have a mental illness and wanted to read essays by those living with one too. This book's simply not the one. It feels all over the place and some essays bored me. Plus, they include an essay by someone with Autism, a developmental disorder, not a mental illness. Odd. ...
  • Susie Dumond
    Jul 10, 2018
    This is a powerful, well-rounded, engaging introduction to conversations about mental health for young readers, with contributions from from great writers, illustrators, actors, and athletes. The only way to break down barriers and reduce stigma around mental health is to start having ...
  • Heidi Heilig
    Oct 10, 2017
    Hey, I just met you And this is (NOT) crazy But here's my essay So read it maybe ...
  • Anniek
    Feb 12, 2019
    This was a very interesting, thought-provoking anthology to read! ...
  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    Oct 15, 2018
    With regard to mental illness (MI) and MI-related books, the anthology (Don't) Call Me Crazy was one of the top books I wanted to read this year. In a world where, in the past and to this day, MIs have been often misunderstood and tied to stigma in society, I believe a piece of literat...
  • Chelsea
    Jul 26, 2018
    Incredibly powerful. I felt this one deeply, and I can't encourage everyone to read this enough, regardless of whether mental health struggles is something you've dealt with. 4 1/2 stars ...
  • Dylan
    Sep 08, 2018
    I requested this basically only because my favorite author has an essay in it, but I ended up really enjoying all of the essays I read. I'm choosing not to read all of them just because a few are a *bit* too triggering for me. I'm choosing not to rate the book since mental health is...
  • ✨ katharina ✨
    Jul 23, 2017
    Very very dear to my heart ...
  • Rissa
    Oct 27, 2018
    Dont call me crazy Chapter four was my favorite because it reflected most with my life and my problems but overall the entire book was really good. I think my favorite of the collection would have to be The Devil Inside by Christine Heppermann. It was chilling and brokenly beaut...
  • Morgane Moncomble
    Oct 09, 2018
    This book is so important and full of hope. Thank you for showing me that I'm not alone. ...
  • Greyson Richter | Use Your Words
    Jan 29, 2018
    I saw this on twitter today, came here to add it and I already had??? Past Grey knows what she needs. I can?t wait for this! I?m gonna force it on all of my family members because Lord knows they fucking need it. ...
  • Kristen (BeyondSecretPages)
    Dec 31, 2018
    I'm so glad I decided to finish reading this book. The first time, I started it and left it?not because I didn't like the book but because I just wasn't reading it at the right time. But eventually, I picked it up again. (Don't) Call Me Crazy is an important book that I think eve...
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Oct 01, 2018
    Disclaimer: I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacted my review. Important Note: This anthology (and this review) contain talk of different mental illnesses and experiences with them, suicide/suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and more which can be po...
  • Ivy
    Oct 24, 2018
    Full review: https://bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com... The diverse perspectives (Don?t) Call Me Crazy supplies are something I?ve never seen before, portraying mental illness from every possible angle. Also, it doesn?t focus on one kind of illness: it covers everything from anx...