"Am I crazy? I see dead people and fireflies with teeth" All of the sudden, a mental illness becomes part of your life. It changes everything: your habits, your attitudes, and your goals. A life-altering event can make you feel like you're falling apart, or it can come out of the blue. Friends avoid you, and you can no longer work or study. The illness takes over your entire life. How do people and society deal with it? "The rooster is dead, so I climb up to the roof and yell, 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!' And they call us the crazy people." The Rooster Is Dead is a beloved German round.