When Bullies Label You “Mentally Ill”

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When people label you “mentally ill,” “crazy,” “unhinged,” take your pick, based on the lies of bullies; no one has to take you seriously ever again. People will automatically doubt everything you do, good or bad. Anytime society sticks a person with the “mentally imbalanced” label, it can be worse than if they deemed them a criminal. Because at least people take criminals, even murderers and rapists more seriously. What a crying shame!

Therefore, when bullies can con an entire community into deeming you crazy, they can make you disappear and become irrelevant. And they can do it even after you’re dead.

The most insidious thing about this label is that it can make the labelled person doubt their own sanity. In other words, it’s not so much that they think you’re crazy, it’s that they want you to believe it. Why? Because, if they can make you believe it, then you’re more likely to live up to it.

Further, the crazy card is the easiest for bullies to play. Although they can never prove you’re a basket case, there’s no way you can prove that you aren’t one.

The label, “crazy” is worse than the label, “criminal.”

This is why the crazy label is the most widely used among bullies and society as a whole. Also, it’s the most common form of gaslighting. “Crazy” can be used as a last resort when bullies run out of options and can’t pin anything else on you.

Think about it. They can’t as easily label you a whore if you haven’t slept around. Just the same, they can’t as easily label you a criminal if you don’t have a police record to prove it. And they can’t easily label you a thief if you never took anything that wasn’t yours.

Whereas, you can’t as easily disprove crazy.

Therefore, the more we understand the ins, outs, and reasons behind the use of this label, the better we can defend against it.

The best thing you can do in this situation is to keep your head and continue showing them up. It may take a while, but eventually, the label does get old and wear itself out. And when that happens, it will lose it’s effect.

With knowledge comes empowerment!

0 thoughts on “When Bullies Label You “Mentally Ill”

  1. P. says:

    Oh yeah, I lived in a small town and had bullies in my part time job know I went to “Madison Center” and demand to speak to my “shrink” and “tell on me”, and “ to double my meds”. Oh sure, I’ll agree to that. That sounds great. Too many bullies feel like services are a punishment they can utilize when they’re not getting their way.
    I’ve had a lifetime of seeing smiles as something menacing rather than friendly.

    • cheriewhite says:

      I’m so sorry this happened to you. Bullies can be the cruelest people on the planet. I’ve also had bullies label my mentally imbalanced my whole life, so, I feel your pain, sweetie. Know that you are not the one with the issues. It is them. They are the ones with the issues, otherwise they wouldn’t be working so hard to bring you down. Know that their behavior doesn’t say a darn thing about you. But it says everything about them. Keep your chin up and know that you matter and that you have value. Know that you’re a beautiful soul no matter what anyone else has to say. 💖💖💖

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