PTSD involves re-experiencing the trauma, avoidance of things that are reminders of the trauma, and an uncomfortable state of arousal usually connected with readiness to avoid re-experiencing a trauma (Piotrowski and Range). Thousand of soldiers who come home from all different wars get diagnosed with PTSD and struggle to have a normal life after war. High school students do not understand how hard it is to live a typical lifestyle while suffering with the psychological impacts of post war. In the novel, The Red Badge of Courage, Henry had to learn about his emotional “on/off switch”. This was how henry was able to kill people during battle because he had to not let his emotions get to him and had to pick when to be emotional or not.
His childhood was full of murder and corruption. It caused Ishmael to become violent and unstable. A childhood without innocence can be a terrible time. Ishmael’s childhood was the civil war of his country. Although experience in war is different for everyone, being in war with the same circumstances as Ishmael would be similar because separating from family causes emotional instability and it would be different because Ishmael has a healthy body.
Today, many Civil War veterans have PTSD. According to Mayo Clinic, “Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that 's triggered by a terrifying event, either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event” ("Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).”). “The Artilleryman’s Vision” by Walt Whitman and the movie “Glory” both portrayed disturbing experiences of war; however, Whitman’s poem is more personal, vivid, and relatable; therefore, the reader gains a better understanding of how PTSD affects an individual. “The Artilleryman’s Vision” is about a soldier who has flashbacks of tragic events from a past battle.
Upon Odysseus’s arrival back at home it is likely he may have developed PTSD. PTSD is a tragic disease one may develop after being in a harsh, combat situation, experiencing trauma such as sexual assault or rape, and even from having a child. The Odyssey is an example of a harsh, combat situation which sets the cause for a character in the story to develop the condition. After encountering grueling and brutal battles some may even consider it highly likely. During Odysseus’s trip tragic situations occurred where Odysseus tried to help but unfortunately he saw many of his men die.
Get good sleep, for lots of people who experience depression, sleeping too little or too much can be a daily problem. Getting good sleep can help to improve your mood and increase your energy levels. Eat well, eating a balanced and nutritious diet can help you feel well, think clearly and increase your energy levels. Keep active, many people find exercise a challenge but gentle activities like yoga, swimming or walking can be a big boost to your mood. Look after your hygiene, when you're experiencing depression, it's easy for hygiene to not feel like a priority.
My brother has been clean and sober for about a year. During the two years of his addiction I found it difficult to live with him and even be around him. I was never able to talk to my brother about his addiction because the drugs had transformed him into a completely different person as if someone else was living in his skin. I lived in complete fear of my brother. I didn’t feel comfortable at home whenever my brother was there, so I stayed out late to avoid being at home.
Even with the protective factors the military uses today, such as Kevlar vests, burn wound victims are usually left with serious mutilations and handicaps from burns over body areas not protected by the vest. Combat exposure itself can be extremely traumatizing for service members and can cause psychological issues. Veterans who have experienced physical trauma as well as psychological trauma may have mental health issues. According to the article, Military and Civilian Burn Injuries During Armed Conflicts, psychological problems seen in burn patients are depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (Atiyeh, Gunn, & Hayek, 2007). Some of the symptoms include recollections of the incident, subsequent intrusions, avoidance, and
Another way to exemplify how one can end up lost over certain aspects due to spasmodic ups and downs in life Faulkner used Boon’s fruitless psyche as a prime model. Such as throughout Boons life he was “never been known to hit anything” because he was a simple “plebeian” to Sam Fathers who rightfully “was the chief”. As a result, when out hunting for the mystical bear in the woods every year “he shot at the bear five times with his pump gun touching nothing” completely failing to fulfill one simple task. Later on in the short story, Boon along with Ike made a trip to the city where Boon’s “muddy boots and stained khaki” seemed to stand out as if “he should have never brought it out of the woods”. Boons life was consumed with everything regarding the woods yet he did not fit in there, nor in the big advancing real world.
Joseph, at the age of eighty six, still would wake up during the night crying over the german boy he killed and claimed that specific memory the saddest in his lifetime. In the war in those woods he slowly lost his sanity and it haunted him till he pass away. “Dallaire left Rwanda...He returned to Canada, where he was promoted...but the spirits followed him...he was too afraid even to go into his bedroom. He moved office furniture into his living room” and Dallaire states,‘“I’m not the same man I was, the man my wife married”’(Lawson). After Rwanda and seeing so many people die, Dallaire is no longer who he used to be which slowly destroys his home and work environment.
Cheating is something that is viewed differently by each person. Typically it is viewed as dishonest, untrustworthy, even immoral. The world around us has put a spin on cheating. The world tends to let most cheaters slip by (for example, Tom Brady in the Superbowl "deflate-gate" scandal), while some cheaters (Lance Armstrong) are disgraced, never to be seen in their chosen field again. Even as the world 's viewpoint on cheating may be evolving, mine stays the same: cheating is always wrong.