During this time I felt the most depressed and isolated and it would occasionally lead to self-harm. I was so very close to giving up. Eventually, I decided that I needed to get help so I started seeing a counselor while also receiving antidepressants. The summer before my senior year I returned to football, gained back my social life and had one of the best times of my life. The combinations of counseling, antidepressants, and a good social life have led to where I am
Denial is unheathly and could really destroy you inside. A personal example I have about denial is last quarter I was going through depression and I was denial about it . I was so depress that I was doing negative things to m body like over eating , sleeping and crying. I didn’t really want to tell anyone because I didn’t want to be judge. I finally decided to go to couseling at CSI and it worked out for the better because my counselor is great, Resfusing to the truth that you know can really hurt you inside that why I choose
My reason for perusing graduate studies in this field is the growing passion I have for counseling. Growing up with a mentally ill mother wasn’t easy and caused me to harbor a lot of emotions, which I carried with me throughout my adult life. It was through counseling that I learned how to express with my feelings instead of suppressing them. Counseling has helped me become emotionally healthy. Majority of people I encounter are ignorant to the importance
Sometimes teenagers do not know how to deal with certain problems and end up having health problems with a huge weight on their shoulders. When everything seems to move, it seems impossible for you. It is like trying to get out of Quicksand the more you move, the faster you sink. My misery started in middle school I was known for my kindness and the way I treat people, but sometimes they misjudge the attitude and just step over it, without importance. I had two best friends.
“Our society tends to shame or ignore those with mental illness, and I want to change that.” – Demi Lovato. For my final paper about the portrayal of disabilities in the media I chose to research and write about a person other than just one type of media – I chose to write about a person who I personally find inspirational. Growing up in a family of six I’ve always been the short and chubbiest of everyone. I’ve always struggled with weight and have been trying to constantly diet since I can remember. I remember my mom telling me to stop paying attention so much to my weight, but then having my sister or peers tell me that I’m fat or that I couldn’t wear that outfit because I just “didn’t have the body for it”.
I never really gave much thought to resilience before it entered my orbit about three years ago. Even then, I was more enamored of the concept of using resilience to help others than I was with the idea that I might somehow apply resilience principles to help myself. However, the animated discussions from Friday’s class stimulated a considerable amount of introspection in me once I left the classroom. First, I acknowledge I am an exceptionally sensitive, emotional person; when I experience events, I feel them very deeply – I like to joke that I cry at Kleenex© commercials, but that is the truth…compassionate, empathetic, emotional, pick any or all of these adjectives, and that describes me. The lessons on self-awareness and resilience
But she agreed and finally understood why I was acting the way I was. Even though I hated it, and still struggle with it, my relationship with her has significantly improved. Now, I say all of this, and tell my story, because I came to the realization that I was scared of how she would react and how she would feel afterwards is why I don 't talk, and why I start to shut down when communicating and I came to that realization during this class. I will admit that it was not fun, and I explained it to my boyfriend when I got home and he said that it makes sense. And now I 'm slowly but surely working on it, and will hopefully, by the end
Addiction is not something I am proud of, but I believe it led me to where I am today. It is not for the weak. It is for the strong to survive and not become a victim to the horrendous reality of this disease. Insanity is defined as “doing the same thing over, and over again, expecting different results.” I tried time and time again to do things my way. After years of struggling with active addiction, I was finally able to break free.
I had to do a lot of catching up each time we moved, and it will be nice to not have to do that anymore. Learning is something I have always enjoyed, but not in the situation I was in, nor the subjects I had to learn. Switching schools took a toll on my grades, especially in core classes where the state standards varied. After my sophomore year, I realized that my grades were not going to be perfect because of how much we moved, and I started focusing on what subjects I enjoy instead of focusing my time and energy on memorizing information that was not going to be relevant anymore after taking a test. At a conference for the members of the Davidson Institute for Young Scholars I found a love for robotics and computers, so the past few years I have been focusing on that.
I found Becker book “Writing for Social Scientists” very interesting to read, he actually described my fear of writing and why we avoid writing especially if we being asked to exchange our writing with our classmates. I remember in my first semester I was uncomfortable to expose my writing to my classmates. Becker mentioned the fear we suffer it caused when we try organize our thoughts during writing session. Organized my thought is one of my concern. Sometimes I start writing without following outline or organizing my thoughts.