In an article from The Washington Post titled “From ‘Nut job’ to ‘Wacko,’ Trump’s history of using insulting words mocks mental health,” Amy B Wang chronicles Donald Trump’s penchant for using labels that denote mental illness as insults. Wang explains how this stigmatizes mental illness and negatively shapes cultural perception.
“…Trump’s flippant usage of such insults reflected a broader, often dismissive attitude about mental health in society. People are so inured to such disparaging remarks insults that they often don’t immediately associate them with mental health at all — and even if they do, they don’t think twice about it.”
Read the article here