Her mother abandoned her and her brother Keith, her father killed himself in prison after being convicted of child molesting. Being raised by her alcoholic grandmother, and abusive grandfather, she was beaten and raped, and conceived at age thirteen after being assaulted by a stranger and subsequently giving birth. After Aileen gave birth she gave the baby up for adoption. When she was fifteen she was kicked out of her house and worked as a prostitute on a Florida highway. The first person she killed was a man named Richard Mallory; he was found in a junkyard with five more men’s bodies (College).
Girl, Interrupted is a movie that is meant to portray multiple different mental illnesses and how they affect a person’s life along with others. It portrays illnesses that affect mood, eating, and thought processes. At the beginning of the movie, Susanna tried to kill herself with Aspirin and Vodka, but claims she had a headache, and was rushed to the hospital. The therapist she met with 4 days after her incident referred her to Claymoore, a psychiatric hospital, to treat her depression. Right as Susanna moved in, she got cornered by Lisa, because Susanna took her best friends place in the room.
This brutal act marks the completion of her mental decline, pushing her over the edge from sanity to madness. The play’s final scene has "falling action" as after some weeks of the rape, Stella secretly prepares for Blanche’s departure to a mental asylum and Blanche leaves with the doctor after a minor struggle and after he shows her his kindness and tenderness. Stella’s reaction to Blanche’s condition and her decision to carry on her marriage because she knows that the fact that her husband had raped her sister would destroy a marital relationship on which she depends, constitute the play’s resolution. The play ends with an image of Stella sitting on the porch with her baby in her arms and Stanley comforts her after her sister has just been taken off to the mental asylum (Bloom
The main character of 13 Reasons Why, Hannah Baker, suffers sexual assault, verbal abuse, and public humiliation in her high school years. Eventually, Hannah cannot take it anymore and she slits her wrists and dies. However, before she commits suicide she records 13 tapes, each tape made for a specific person who caused her to kill herself. She gives instructions for the tapes to be received by each of the convicted and once they are done listening, they must pass the tapes on to the next of the convicted. Hannah kills herself for attention and blames other people for her sinful actions.
A 25-year-old woman from Sydney was charged with murdering her father and sister and seriously injuring her mother. The parents of the woman prevented her from seeking psychiatric treatment she needed because of their Scientology beliefs. This can be related back to the novella, as people who didn’t follow the waves structure was shamed and was either removed from the party or beaten up. To be apart of scientology, you must pay $800 per hour for a so called, ‘therapy’. These expensive sessions can last a minimum of two and a half hours each.
I forced the heavy silver spoon back of her teeth and down her throat till she gagged” (848). This clearly shows how hard she was fighting for the doctor to not see her mouth, he had to resort to a silver spoon. The falling action is that the doctor sees that she is sick. Finally, with a conclusion of the girl crying because her family now knows that she is in fact sick. She was in denial the entire time and now she has to admit to herself that she has the sickness.
While visiting her mother in this time, her mother’s boyfriend raped her. Too afraid to tell anyone, Maya Angelou told her brother and in result her brother told their uncles. Their uncles killed her mother’s boyfriend out of rage, and this made Maya Angelou mute for five years until she met someone very important; Mrs. Flowers.
Halpanny and Newman 1998 wrote: In the final months of her life, Annie Lindsell’s struggle to be allowed to die with dignity became front page news, at the end of October 1997; she won a High Court action that allowed her doctor to administer potentially lethal pain-relieving drugs to prevent her from choking to death. This High Court victory opened up the debate on Euthanasia and the laws surrounding physician’s assisted suicide. Like Annie there are many people lying in our nation’s hospital simply waiting to die, since there are nothing humanly possible that can be done to save their lives. Many of them have a debilitating chronic disease that robs them of the simple tasks such as activities of daily living (bathing, eating, etc.) and ultimately their lives.
When the pain inside acts on Mildred, she subconsciously takes over 30 pills in an attempt to commit suicide. After her stomach is cleaned free of the pills, Mildred claims no recollection of her ever taking more than two pills. The life she lives along with the rest of the population is not a life at all but in fact a fabrication to bury away the true feelings they all experience. Bleach stains encompass all areas of the head. The bleach represents the artificiality that Mildred has spent time and money to become.
Esther decided to get help by meeting up with a psychiatrist but, the sessions were unsuccessful, and so she tried to commit suicide for the first time by, crawling into a cellar and trying to overdose on sleeping pills. Her suicide was unsuccessful and she was quickly rushed into a hospital. After a few weeks, Esther was transferred into a private psychiatric center. At the private psychiatric center, Esther started to recover and by the end of the book, Esther was about getting ready to leave the Institution new and better than
Andrea Yates case is known as one of the horrifying murderer events that had happened in Texas. Also she is the most hated woman in the United States because of her cruel crime, of murdering her five children one by one in the bathtub just because she thinks that they were doomed to hell because their parents sins. Yates was treated for postpartum depression and psychosis illnesses that ran in her family, meaning that based on these facts on the mental problem that she had and her family where the reason why she murder her own children’s. Referring to all these facts on the case of Andrea Yates whether or not she is culpable being insane at the time of her crime offense of murdering her kids, I believe that she was under a period of mental problem at the time of her offense. Referring to the website biography.com “ Andrea Yates Biography”.
Selina Kyle 's childhood was defined by tragedy as her brutalized mother Maria committed suicide and her violent father Brian drank himself to death soon after loss. After her parent 's death, she was separated from her younger sister, Maggie Kyle. She went to live a couple foster homes, while Selina remanded to the Sprang Hall Juvenile Detention Center, an abusive state home for orphaned or delinquent girls. She remained there until the age of ten, when she escaped the center by climbing out of a broken window. After leaving the center, she went a carnival outside of Gotham and tried to pickpocket the crowds there; however, she was caught by the owner.
And then Tad died in 1871. Mary just didn’t know how to cope with everything and she was depressed about all the deaths in her life and all the loves she had lost. her surviving son, Robert Todd Lincoln, had her temporarily committed. “Mary was judged insane” . She attempted suicide through an overdose of laudanum, but the pharmacist gave her a placebo.
Killer mother, who stomped her baby girl to death has her face slashed in prison in ‘revenge attack’ by two inmates. Recants videotaped statement Juvelky Jimenez Staff Writer A drug addict mother stomped her 3 year old baby girl to death, Olivia (age 26) had her face slashed in prison by two inmates in a ‘revenge attack’ of what she did to her daughter. Everything had happened in Portland, Oregon. Olivia Jackson was accused of murder last week, her partner John Jackson was found guilty for letting the murder happen. He was simply sentenced for 4 years in prison.
Sunday, an Avondale, Arizona mother confessed to the drowning murder of her two year-old twin sons. The 22 year-old Mireya Alejandra Lopez, admitted to trying to drown a third child before a relative stopped her. Family members removed the third child and the unresponsive babies from the bathtub and called 911. Around noon authorities found the toddlers barely alive. About an hour later, local hospitals pronounced the boys dead.