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Patrick Kennedy: Calling Trump ‘Crazy’ Demeans People with Mental Illness

Patrick Kennedy is calling on Americans to stop referring to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as “crazy” because it demeans people who suffer from mental illnesses.

The Hill Reports:

Former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy is calling on Americans to stop referring to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as “crazy” because it demeans people who suffer from mental illnesses.

“Is Donald Trump experiencing a mental illness? That’s the question making the rounds these days,” the mental health advocate wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post on Monday. “What I do know is that we ought to stop casually throwing around terms like ‘crazy’ in this campaign and our daily lives.”

Kennedy writes that terms and phrases such as “crazy,” “psychopath,” not “sane” and having “narcissistic personality disorder” discourage people with mental illnesses from seeking help.

He adds that he’s not a fan of Trump and said stopping the billionaire from becoming president should be a top priority.

“We can reject Trump without resorting to making baseless diagnoses of his mental health,” Kennedy writes.

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