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Alyssa Milano Begs Trump to Stop Saying ‘Crazy’ Because It Hurts Her ’Mental Illness’

Alyssa Milano on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to stop using terms like “crazy” or “lost his mind” because it hits too close to home for her.

Milano, an actress turned activist, tweeted at Trump to end his use of such language on Twitter, saying it adds “to the stigma of mental illness” and so harms the “44 million of us who suffer.”

Hours earlier, Trump had referred to the speaker of the House as “Crazy Nancy Pelosi” in a tweet.

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Milano has made her mental health struggles part of both her feminist advocacy and her #resistance to Trump.


In May 2018, she appeared on ABC’s “The View,” to announce, “I have a mental illness.”

She had first made the confession a day earlier in Time magazine op-ed, explaining that she has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which was “most likely triggered by my postpartum depression.” She said her first panic attack was brought on by her inability to “give birth vaginally or nourish [her newborn son] with the breast milk that had not come in yet.”

By speaking out, Milano said she was fighting against the “stigma around mental illness” and for the health insurance of mentally ill Americans which she warned the Trump administration was threatening.

“The View” hosts and the studio audience applauded.

Alyssa Milano gets no love for her mental illness

However, on Twitter this week, conservatives were less than supportive of Milano’s condition.

A number of commenters were quick to diagnose Milano with “Trump Derangement Syndrome” — and not for the first time.

Others accused her of simply playing the victim.

The Conservative Latina Twitter called out Milano for hypocrisy, surfacing a 2017 tweet in which the actress called Trump “a crazy person.”

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Milano has said that she copes with her anxiety using meditation, yoga and by keeping two guns at home.

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, nearly 44 million Americans experience mental illness in a given year.

Cover image: Alyssa Milano cries in a video about immigration she posted to Twitter on July 26, 2019. (Twitter)

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