Girl, Interrupted, written by Susanna Kaysen in 1967, is a thought provoking memoir following her and fellow parents’ tragic and twisted experiences in McLean Mental Hospital. As a young adult Susanna Kaysen tried to commit suicide by swallowing a bottle of pills and following it with a bottle of alcohol. Her parents were very worried about her and suggested her to go to a doctor that her dad once knew. Kaysen visited the doctor who, after talking to her for a while, requested that she be sent to one of the best mental hospitals in her area. She had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
One way she does this is by alienating Jonas from Julia. Mothers with postpartum depression often feel isolated from their loved ones. Julia feels untethered from all of her friends and family in the wake of her birth. Julia's own sense of unreality, which is felt by the reader, is also a common symptom of depression. Those with serious depression can feel like time and space are being twisted in strange ways.
Faulkner argues that the cause of the dysfunction in the family is due to the failure of bad parenting. The repercussions of the instability is echoed in the voice of Addie;her distrust in words is further developed in her attitude towards Anse.
The patient is a 18 year old female who presented to the ED with suicidal thoughts with a plan to cut her throat. The patient reports homicidal ideations towards her mother. The patient denies symptoms of psychosis. The patient reports depressive symptoms as: isolation, tearfulness, irritability, anhedonia, worthlessness, and insomnia. The patient reports recent stressors as family relationships, school, and her relationship with her current boyfriend.
Mental illnesses affect the black community but it also affects the home setting and women. The reason why it affects the home setting is it pull the family apart from each other. By having one family member that is depressed or having anxiety, it 's breaking down the family and the home setting. In a woman 's perspective, the family cannot be a unit unless this problem is address in the proper way. As soon as a parent is aware of the symptoms he or she should reach out for help.
She experienced polyvictimization in the forms of physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and most prominently, sexual abuse, before she was even two years old. She was deprived of nutrition, cleanliness, and the love of her parents. Beth also partook in sibling abuse in the forms of physical abuse, beating Jonathan when possible and trying to stab him, and sexual abuse, molesting him and pinching/pulling/kicking his private areas. Because of this maltreatment at such a pivotal part of her development, Beth developed attachment issues that prevented her from being able to create bonds with people, therefore allowing her to behave cruelly and feel no remorse. This most closely follows the Social Control theory, which explains that an individual who has experienced a lack of social connections will be more likely to participate in criminal
Dealing with addiction and suicide, and this leading to the idea of meaningful living were the main topics I thought about when reading this book. One of the more disturbing aspects of this book was the intrinsic and prevailing instances of suicide and suicidal thoughts. Mildred, for example, spends all of her time watching television and really has no meaning to her life. She lives completely devoid of meaning. There’s also the woman who chose to die with her books instead of allowing the firemen to burn them, which could represent her vicarious living through those novels (Bradbury 36 ).
QUOTE ABOUT DRINKING. Towards the end of the story, Tillie and her brother find their mother floating in the pool; she committed suicide due to the lack of help she is given for her mental illness. She had felt a burden to the family and believed they were better off without her. QUOTE FROM FAMILY ABOUT SUICIDE. This isn 't the best time or place in history to have a breakdown so she never received the proper care she needed.
My first character analysis is Kira. Kira was the main character in my story and the traits she was in between are sad, negative, dependent, and afraid. This is so because she had lost her mother to a sickness and she lost most confidence at this time because she felt that she has no one to help her. For the rest of the story she feels that she cannot do anything because she is alone and afraid of failure without her mother. She also negativeness or dependency
Albeit, there were times throughout Kat’s illness when she felt even her family thought she was crazy and the pain was in her head. She felt judged because she was not able to do normal things like clean house or go on family outings without doubling over in pain. Kat felt the medical establishment never fully met her needs. The doctors never ordered an ultrasound or an exploratory procedure until her fibroids filled her uterus and her stomach was physically bulging out. During her illness Kat felt inadequate as a mother and a wife because she could not carry out the household and motherly duties that she felt needed to be accomplished, as stated by Lorber and Moore (2002), the social construction of illness is shaped by our cultural and moral values, in many societies women are expected to care for the children and their spouses (pp.