Have you ever just been so fed up with life and just wanted to give up so that you won't have to deal with your problems anymore? Life just seems to be overwhelming. In the book Lessons Learned, I can connect and relate to the main character. I see similar hardships that the character and I have been through. In the novel, Keyshia goes through several problems such as not seeing eye to eye with her mother, being abandoned by her mom throughout her whole 15 years and not knowing her dad until the age 16, and her younger brother Mike being with a dangerous girl.
She was really angry at her parents which shows that moving can be hard. I was kind of ready because I have moved a lot. Making Text to World connections can also show that some events in the book can be linked to things happening in the real world. Another example of this would be when the five main characters transitioned from elementary school to high school and had to make new friends. Stella felt very angry for having to start high school in a different city where she had no friends.
The author, Danielle Ofri, came across a severely ill patient, Wilburn Reston, which really makes her think. The patient happens to be suicidal due to all the critical incidents that have occurred in his life; for instance, the death of his mother and sister, his estranged wife, and his poor health. Mr. Reston was undoubtedly depressed, and in my opinion, his thoughts were rational. Danielle Ofri mentions “Mr. Reston seemed to have a reasonably realistic grasp on his situation, I wasn’t sure I had a grasp on mine.” Owing to the fact that his thoughts were realistic, Ofri was struggling on agreeing with her patient’s thoughts.
Martha Boyle is an intriguing twelve-year old, who is full of positive character traits. Throughout the novel, she experiences changes in her emotions and feelings because she endures many obstacles. At the beginning of the story, she starts off very insecure and guilty, due to Olive Barstow’s death. However, while she resides at Godbee’s house in Cape Cod, she begins to mature, and view life and the world from a different perspective. As the story goes on, Martha begins to develop as a character, due to the several challenges she faces, and the unhealthy relationships she forms with people.
11) The title of my book is Crash. This is a good title because it captures the overall feeling of the story. The main character suffers through a traumatic vision that eventually is all she can think about. The vision ends up taking over her life, causing her to “crash” or shut down. She is unable to make the vision go away, which causes her to act out of the ordinary, so her friends and family begin to worry.
In the novel LuLing Liu Young the mother of Ruth was going through a phase that her ability to remember things was decreasing which has a huge effect on a person’s daily functions. Mother daughter relationship can be complex and how miscommunication can damage it. While Ruth was keeping her secrets to herself about how she feel about her mother made it worse to build the relationship. “Ruth was tumbling in her head. She was being swept and tossed, and she was scared.” (310).
The main character fought for something that wasn’t too conventional in my eyes. It was about a war between a girl and Leukemia. The book was definitely something unfamiliar to me because, I, a twelve year girl had never thought in her wildest dreams the depth and pain a chronic illness could bring to someone. The main character, a girl named Becky, was completely immersed in the difficulties of cancer that appeared almost out of the blue. I discovered that my life was a complete contrast to the novel,
“It had been months since I laid eyes on Mom, and when she looked up, I was overcome with panic that she'd see me and call out my name, and that someone on the way to the part would spot us together and Mom would introduce herself and my secret would be out” (The Glass Castle 3). Even though she feels shame because of her parents, she also feels guilty because how ashamed she is of her parents. She felt guilt for hiding her parents from the people in her life, and she felt like she was living a lie. Also, she feels guilty because her parents are homeless and living on
She clearly remembers feelings of depression and anxiousness in her teen years. She indicated that when her anxiety gets out of control, she suffers from panic attacks. During these attacks, she feels a shortness of breath or fast heavy breathing, an inability to think, the onset of a headache, and an increased speed
In Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel “Speak”, the main character Melinda Sordino has been through a rough time during her summer and first year of high school. Every year, 350 million people suffer from depression of all ages worldwide. Melinda Sordino is one of the victims. In the novel, the main character Melinda, shows her thoughts to the reader to show what she’s really going through. Melinda is going through a lot, but despite that she does not speak.
She lost her identity and became cynical of other people. After her old friends ditched her, she lost a major part of herself. Then, although she did not consider Heather a “true friend”, she was desperate to keep her when Heather wanted to cut the ties of friendship. Going through high school is hard enough, but especially difficult when teenagers have no one there to go through it with. Also, Melinda’s appearance changes drastically over the summer.
Additional symptoms she has been experiences has been lack of focus, nightmares, depressed, anxious, headaches with double vision and increased sensitivity to light about 2 times a week or 3 time per month, experiencing flashbacks following certain smells and loud noises. To alleviate her
It is clear that keeping a secret for a whole school year would be a challenge, and the characters, setting, and theme all contribute to the success of the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Melinda moved on from the challenge of not speaking and finally spoke up in the end and that made everything in her life change for the better. The novel continues to be popular because of the message to speak up when nothing is going your way. Melinda got raped and did not tell anyone about this terrifying memory until the end of the school year. She lived a rough life through her first year of high school.
Abstract Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that diagnosed in patients who are in the military and has experienced traumatic events leading to this illness. There were many factors that were at cause such as age, gender, family history, marital status, and homeless. Each of these factors is causes to those who are veterans and researched have many have refused support and treatments. Veterans end up homeless not able to work which the causes the effects of Bipolar disorder. The typical treatment to help veterans come with antipsychotic medication, as many resourced to substance drug and the result in suicidal thoughts or even committing suicide.
Moreover, a mother with postnatal depression has as a dark shadow stuck up on her. (1) They severe a really bad days, isolation from others and probably to have a continual crying. Postnatal depression has several psychosocial and physical causes that affect mother’s life and the relationships between mother and her baby, family, and social life. There are many factors and causes which play a significant role in risking mothers mental health by