There are generally two definitions of the word "crazy." We use the term "Crazy," as in "She is boy crazy," or it can mean "insanity." I would prefer not to use the term crazy when referring to someone who is mentally ill. The word "insane" isn't even a term that is used much anymore. People may call you crazy if you starve yourself, cut yourself, purge, or attempt to commit suicide, but that is such a derogatory word that is no longer politically correct. I remember sitting in my therapists office one day, tears streaming down my face, and asking her, "Am I crazy?" I had a definite fear that I was going insane, which in my mind meant that I was never going to be well. I envisioned being locked away, bars on the windows, drugged into a stupor, and tied into a straight jacket. At this point, I had attempted suicide twice, not to mention the anorexia and erratic behavior. I needed help. I needed to stay on my medication, and nourish my body. Yes, I have a mental illness, but it can be managed just like most other illnesses. We need to start thinking of mental illness as a disease and not a life sentence. I'm in recovery. I can and will fully recover. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, depression, cutting, or suicidal thoughts, get help. Reach out. There is hope, and you are not alone.