Dutch immigrant to Canada relates how she endured depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder (called manic depression in her time) in her book. Most people who suffer from mental disorder find it difficult to share their ordeal, let alone write a book about it. However, one woman believes it’s a subject worth talking about, especially from a personal perspective. To offer hope and comfort to individuals and families in need, Tilly Dunn wrote Thinking Exit Stage Left: From Suicidal to Imaginative Moving Forward with a Healthy Mind (Balboa Press, 2015).
In Los Angeles, there is a well known stormed called the Santa Ana that often occurs during the colder months. Joan Didion writes an essay that discusses what the storm is and how it affects the Los Angelenos. Although primarily writing for everyone’s knowledge, being she is a fellow citizen, she directs her thoughts towards Los Angeles’ people She gains a connection with her audience and their emotions. After doing this she selects specific words to help enhance the intensity of the storm. She also uses long sentences to further describe the intensity of the storm through her writing techniques, but towards the end of the essay she uses short sentences to provide information and to show she is knowledgeable to the audience .
Charles Barber’s article, “The Medicated Americans: Antidepressants Prescriptions on the Rise,” focuses on the views of “depression” and “Depression” that are caused by antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil, and Norpramin. Barber talks about how people do not understand the differences of depression which causes misdiagnoses and misunderstanding of the two. One meaning of “Depression” is how it is used to do describe a serious medical condition and the other meaning a broad terming meaning feeling down, bummed out, or anything along those lines. A study conducted by the New England Research Institution showed that 43 percent of people who have been prescribed antidepressants did not have any diagnosis of depression or any mental health conditions.
Hanaa Hameed 2009 Adversity Both biologically and psychologically speaking, some people are more equipped to deal with trauma and adversity than others. Although class and prosperity can aid someone’s character, there is nothing more formative to a person than the adversities they face in life. While it’s true that some folks develop traits or ‘talents’ that aren’t necessarily used well, all people- to some degree- will change in the face of adversity. In the case of What Happened to Lani Garver?, Lani remains pure, happy, and lighthearted despite the constant stream of bullying from their classmates.
The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a story full of imaginative symbolism and descriptive settings. However, without the narrator’s unique point of view and how it affects her perception of her environment, the story would fail to inform the reader of the narrator’s emotional plummet. The gothic function of the short story is to allow the reader to be with the narrator as she gradually loses her sanity and the point of view of the narrator is key in ensuring the reader has an understanding of the narrator’s emotional and mental state throughout the story. It’s clear from the beginning of the story that the narrator’s point of view greatly differs from that of her husband’s and other family in her life.
Alienation: “The state or experience of being isolated from a group or activity to which one should belong to or in which one should be involved.” People who are considered different can easily be pushed out or away from society. People with mental health issues can often find themselves outside of society, not feeling accepted or welcomed because they are different which makes everything worse. In the short story “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather, this is Paul’s situation. Paul is mentally ill and by the tragic ending of this story, this is made very apparent.
Carrick, Pennsylvania is the drug overdose capital of the region. The article featured in the New York Times, “Riding OD Road” by Rich Lord is a powerful multimedia article which examines the underlying causes of the several overdoses that occur in Carrick, Pennsylvania. In order to get a better understanding of why people resort to drugs in this city, the article focuses on a number of individuals who have suffered from drug overdoses and those who have witnessed drug abuse in the neighborhood. Lord successfully utilizes rhetorical appeals such as pathos and logos, and several forms of interactive multimedia to draw the reader into the article and spread awareness of the serious concerns for the town of Carrick. The article “Riding
1. Improve patient education on depression by providing clear information on what is depression, the causes of depression, the consequences if without treatment, and the benefits and importance of continuing antidepressants. This is carried out to all newly diagnosed patients by the treating
The falling action of the story can be classified as the segment of the story where the intent mentioned in the exposition has already taken place, in which the ramifications of the climax are described. In “The Cask of Amontillado” the Falling Action is marked by the point where the Narrator begins to mock the false-humility he carried through the prior portions of the story. The narrator asks his entrapped adversary in a jokingly serious manner if he would like to turn back. He gives him no chance to answer before giving his own answer in his place. This answer was a firm “No.”, as the Narrator knew very well Fortunato would never leave the confines of this room.
Addiction to Depression Addiction is not an uncommon illness. In most cases, addiction is caused by drugs, sugar, or other substances that give the user temporary euphoria. That, however, is not always the case. For the severely depressed, their own sadness can become an addiction for them. Even if presented with a chance at happiness, they will reject it, mostly out of fear of the unfamiliar.
Throughout centuries humans have felt melancholy it's what makes us so distinct we are able to feel we are able to express. This all correlates down to not just the adult, but teenagers as well nowadays faced with such stress it's a miracle that we have gone this far. In addition, in the current era teens are hit with more obstacles than ever before. Ranging from school work, work, social groups, family, etc juggling it all is overwhelming. It's not surprising that rates of clinical depression has risen 1 in 5 teens (according to Mental Health America).