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Am I Going Crazy?

The word “crazy” gets used in problematic ways surrounding the topics of mental health. We call people who are sick, suffering, and trying their best to survive “crazy”. We describe feelings, experiences, and emotions as “crazy”. Phrases like “get the crazy out of here” and “don’t get your crazy on me” are said in jest without consideration of their consequences. “Crazy is as cray does,” it is said, but the real circumstances of someone’s individual are never taken into account.

Words associated with crazy include deranged, demented, or lunacy. Deranged means mad or insane. Demented means mad, insane, or deranged. Lunacy means insanity as well. However, insanity means the state of being mentally ill, or some kind of madness. On the one hand, our careless use of the word “crazy” is damaging because it associates all uncomfortable, extreme, or erratic emotions as “crazy”. On the other hand, the term “crazy” points out something accurate. Someone is being driven mad by the circumstances in their life. Rather than have a firm grip on reality and their emotional states, they have lost their sense of insanity and as a result their mental health is quite literally struggling, leading them to become mentally ill.

Asking ourselves “Am I going crazy?” is a sign that everything we think we know about ourselves, the world we live in, and the way that we relate to that world or fit into that world is being challenged. In other words, we are experiencing some kind of traumatic situation in our lives which is putting a tremendous amount of stress on our mental health. We feel as if we are becoming deranged, or mad because our sense of life is being manipulated, abused, or greatly taken advantage of.

If you’re asking yourself if you are going crazy the answer is both yes and no. No, it is not likely that you are entering a state of demented, deranged insanity which will render you a lunatic and beyond the point of recall. Yes, it is possible that some kind of trauma in your life is causing you to feel as if you are going crazy.

What isn’t crazy is the simple truth about trauma and recovery. The very second you start to acknowledge that there is a trauma in your life, your recovery begins. Through treatment and recovery you will regain and renew your sense of reality, your emotional empowerment, and so much more.

Everyone’s story starts before treatment. Everyone’s story changes the minute they arrive to treatment. The Guest House Ocala offers residential programming for trauma, addictions, and related mental health issues, customized to meet your unique needs. Call us today for information on life at the estate: 1-855-483-7800