Think of all the words used to describe madness: insane, insanity, craziness, crackers, loopy, mad, crazy, crackpot, possessed, mentally ill, abnormal, schizo, batty, deranged, nuts, psycho, psychotic, paranoid, raving, unhinged, loony..... Can you think of more?
Then what about 'normal people? What is - or is not - 'normal' may have much to do with the labels that are applied to people in particular settings.
I will further explore madness, asylums and my family in later Madness Monday posts.
To be continued...