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Crazy Mad Nutters: The Language of Mental Health

Jena D. Hwang, Kristy Hollingshead
2016 Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Computational Lingusitics and Clinical Psychology  
This societal stigma against mental health conditions is present in everyday language.  ...  In this study we take a set of 14 words with the potential to stigmatize mental health and sample Twitter as an approximation of contemporary discourse.  ...  The contents represent solely the views of the authors and do not represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w16-0306 dblp:conf/naacl/HwangH16 fatcat:vz2ezdveqzeefacvwthcgd7hpy

Laughing at lunacy: othering and comic ambiguity in popular humour about mental distress

Simon Cross
2013 Social Semiotics  
Drawing on past and present examples of the othering of insanity in jokes and humour the article incorporates a historical perspective on continuity and change in humour about madness/mental distress,  ...  The article takes issue with this viewpoint arguing that this is clearly not the case since popular culture past and present has laughed at the antics of those perceived as 'mad'.  ...  14 This is because the English language includes a dazzling range of comic words and phrases poking fun at mental illness: 'The English language is … full of light-hearted terms for madness: 'bonkers'  ... 
doi:10.1080/10350330.2012.693292 fatcat:m2kibi53gnc77kmixtezgctpou

250 labels used to stigmatise people with mental illness

Diana Rose, Graham Thornicroft, Vanessa Pinfold, Aliya Kassam
2007 BMC Health Services Research  
At the start of the lesson, the students were asked 'What sorts of words or phrases might you use to describe someone who experiences mental health problems?'  ...  The third theme demonstrated the confusion of young people between physical disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health problems (38 items).  ...  The authors are independent of the funder. We would like to acknowledge the very helpful comments of Dr. Ann Law on earlier drafts of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-97 pmid:17598894 pmcid:PMC1925070 fatcat:hxjjaoawwnga5ccla7yut367ke

Stigma is Personal [chapter]

2011 Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness  
All the reader needs to do is listen to talk radio on the way home from work and count the number of times the host says "crazies," "daft," "wacko," or "nutters."  ...  Mental patient ran amok in the park" in February 2005, "Violent, mad.  ... 
doi:10.1002/9780470977507.ch1 fatcat:6pny2pgnevfwlaelsqrhzoz5oe

Mad and bad media: Populism and pathology in the British tabloids

Simon Cross
2014 European Journal of Communication  
Diagnosing populism: tabloid logic on the 'mad and bad' The key to unlocking tabloid logic on the 'mad and bad' is the shifting context of Britain's mental health care in the 1990s.  ...  A seminal influence has been Philo (1996) whose work on British media and mental distress identified stigmatizing words ('crazed', 'mad', 'nutter', and so on) associated with misrepresentation of mental  ... 
doi:10.1177/0267323113516734 fatcat:hhxujxbsf5arxmocsgcvl2oyry

"There are only two genders – male and female…" An Analysis of Online Responses to Tasmania Removing 'Gender' from Birth Certificates

Louise Richardson-Self
2020 International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law  
This article argues that the effect of this overwhelmingly negative ciscentric response, as revealed by the aesthetic of this digital social space, is the generation of an impression of Australians as  ...  <p><br />This article details and analyses some of the public online response to the Tasmanian Government's decision to make the recording of gender on birth certificates an opt-in process.  ...  Is the world gone completely mad?" (06.123). Others used the terms to refer to mental illness.  ... 
doi:10.19164/ijgsl.v1i1.995 fatcat:6a4qxbrturdi5bpmxw63tulrzu

Mad rant or "taking the piss?": A case study of when attempts at humour go wrong

Bronwyn McGovern
2014 The European Journal of Humour Research  
mad man, here I argue that his banter can be understood as displaying an acute sense of underdog humour (Coser 1959) .  ...  In arguing "agency and structure" collide in the case of Brother, I look at how this evokes a simultaneous "making, remaking, and unmaking" of the person (Hacking 2004).  ...  under Section 34 of the Mental Health Act 7 to Wellington Hospital's Ward 27 (Hunt 2010) .  ... 
doi:10.7592/ejhr2014.2.4.mcgovern fatcat:6mufpk7nhzbitdfkqoeqbcnesm

Theory and Method of Social Representations

Wolfgang Wagner, Gerard Duveen, Robert Farr, Sandra Jovchelovitch, Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi, Ivana Marková, Diana Rose
1999 Asian Journal of Social Psychology  
These studies are about the ontogenesis of gender, the public sphere in Brazil, madness on British television, images of androgyny in Switzerland, individualism and democracy in post-communist Europe and  ...  This paper gives an overview of social representation theory, definitions of the key terms and of the social processes leading to a representation and to social identity.  ...  The empirical focus is on British TV and how it portrays and represents madness, mental illness and people with mental health problems.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-839x.00028 fatcat:es5og6n3kbfgbn2aq7b4ggklnm

"Ndableg," "Ra Sah Ngeyel": Verbal Offense through Banners about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aris Munandar
2021 JSP: Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik  
Stigmatization of the lower-working class is underway to hurt the cohesion of society.  ...  The findings reveal the banners' strong negative tones targetted to the lower-working class which reflect an inaccurate understanding of the fundamental concept of Covid-19 preventive measures and mitigation  ...  A person is 'living with' or 'has a diagnosis of' mental illness 'mental patient,' 'nutter,' 'lunatic,' 'psycho,' 'schizo,' 'deranged,' 'mad' [Mobile greengrocer, satay hawker, meatball hawker  ... 
doi:10.22146/jsp.56401 fatcat:s3hw5sk6abb7fksvgma2mjavju

"Figuring out how to be normal": Exploring how young people and parents make sense of voice‐hearing in the family context

Claire Mayer, Guy Dodgson, Angela Woods, Ben Alderson‐Day
2022 Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice  
The young people struggled to reconcile their voice-hearing experiences within themselves, wanted control, 'normality', and not to let their mental health hold them back.  ...  Parents saw the voices as separate to their child, who they were protective of, and came to an acceptance and hope for the future amidst continued uncertainty.  ...  Voice-hearing was intertwined with other mental health issues, and there was no neat diagnostic 'fit'. Tom was the only one to speak of having a 'mental illness'.  ... 
doi:10.1111/papt.12381 pmid:35049128 pmcid:PMC9303802 fatcat:tfuruvaznvdahfeex2qxb2qg6i

Hard Men, Shop Boys and Others: Embodying Competence in a Masculinist Occupation

Lee F. Monaghan
2002 Sociological Review  
In contributing to the new body-aware sociology, this paper claims that for doorstaff, competency primarily revolves around physicality (similarly, see Hobbs et al. 2000) and a mental toughness that denotes  ...  Moreover the embodiment and skilful execution of instrumental violence, within a framework of inter and intra-group hierarchical gendered relationships, enables the occupationally competent to distance  ...  rewards for those doorstaff courting health risks in the form of violence.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-954x.00386 fatcat:a76ftfgjdzh3hbaaflst7qltoa

Mental health in the mainstream

Jennifer Rankin
2006 A Life in the Day  
per cent of Sundays used language such as 'nutter' and 'loony' (Mental Health Foundation 2000) .  ...  The next most common sets of phrases were 'depressed/manic depressive/suicidal' or 'mad/crazy/insane/mental/barmy', both at eight per cent (National Statistics 2003).  ... 
doi:10.1108/13666282200600024 fatcat:pok4gt3vsrdc5b55wyk23goyci

Mental health in the mainstream

Jennifer Rankin
2005 Criminal Justice Matters  
per cent of Sundays used language such as 'nutter' and 'loony' (Mental Health Foundation 2000) .  ...  The next most common sets of phrases were 'depressed/manic depressive/suicidal' or 'mad/crazy/insane/mental/barmy', both at eight per cent (National Statistics 2003).  ... 
doi:10.1080/09627250508553425 fatcat:2nant342nzdxdhmlzgshwvmc3y

"A Word other than Crazy"

Ariane Manutscheri
2020 unpublished
In the last years a trend in Young Adult Literature could be observed that brought forth a variety of new books, which discuss mental health issues.  ...  Finally, the paper focuses on how the chosen primary literature could be used in the (English language) classroom.  ...  radio on the way home from work and count the number of times the host says 'crazies, ' 'daft,' 'wacko,' or 'nutters'" (11) .  ... 
doi:10.25365/thesis.61554 fatcat:knyn57ntt5c7xkbqrhpbuur4sq

Persistent Taboo Understanding Mental Illness and Stigma among Indonesian Adults Through Grounded Theory

Muhammad Arsyad Subu, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa
The stigmatization of mental illness is manifested by family members, members of the community, mental health professionals and staff, and also by governmental institutions and the media.  ...  Research results show that the experience of stigma for mentally ill patients in Indonesia is pervasive and impedes mental health services utilization.  ...  For example, they are often described as 'lunatics,' or as a 'mad person' (Tudor, 1996) , or as 'schizos, nutters, psychos, fiends, monsters or maniacs'.  ... 
doi:10.20381/ruor-3993 fatcat:waelkx3nbfchpdlz5eivxkuds4
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