Depression is a common emotional disorder which can cause the continual feeling of sorrowfulness and unhappiness of a person. It does not just affect our physical health; it may increase the chance of getting physical symptoms such as insomnia and reduced appetite. People who suffer from depression always feel unhappy, distressed and hopeless all the time because they have lost the faith in their lives. They can’t manage their emotions and allow depression to affect their mood states and make them to become emotional. For instance, people who feel depressed will have a low mood and bad temper.
John, Lorraine, and many other teens feel unwanted, lonely, and depressed. This is usually because there is a lack of communication between them and their parents and they believe that they do not get enough attention. This leads to rebellious acts in order to get attention. Like many characters in the novel, and like many teens in general, John feels unwanted, lonely, and depressed. For example, John’s parents do
They try so hard to balance them it burns them out and eventually weighs them down to procrastination, then unproductivity. Occasional bad moods or acting out is to be expected, but depression is something different. Depression can destroy the very essence of a teenager’s personality, causing an overwhelming sense of sadness, despair, or anger. Depression is not just something that spurred out of nowhere. It is THE effect of multiple issues that have never been addressed properly by an individual to his or her elders.
Their actions often lead to consequences and it seems that they are being a nuisance to everyone. It seems no matter what happens in the world they will not be able to change themselves and will be stuck being a ‘troublemaker’ their whole life. Being considered a ‘troublemaker’ has a negative toll on their mental health and social wellness. They are often outcasted from society and have trouble making a dent in their life. Holden perfectly illustrates a troubled student who goes through social issues and how their actions affect their existence.
Poverty, unemployment, marital conflict, social isolation and family pathology can increase risk of abuse; so can shorter terms stressors such as emotional distress, economic or legal problems. Physical abuse in children is linked to aggressive and violent behaviors in adolescents and adults including violence towards non-family members, children, dating partners and spouses. Research has linked certain characteristics of the child, as well as features of the family environment, to child abuse and neglect. Main forms of child abuse include physical, emotional and sexual harassment, and neglect (Berrayed, 2001; Aberle et al., 2007). Unfit parents negatively affect the child’s emotional development, which leads to behavioral problems.
Miller (2010) conjectured that children who grow up under authoritarian parenting styles often experience long term emotional consequences. They tend to have poor social skills, low self-esteem, anger and higher rates of depression and anxiety. It is due to independence is discouraged; children are taught to follow rules rather than taking initiatives. They are not taught how to think. This lack of independence, both emotional and physical, can eventually result in low self-esteem.
Children and adults alike sometimes have emotional problems with their moods, sometimes becoming sad or depressed. Depression is characterised by certain symptoms to be diagnosed by a professional such as: persistent low mood, feeling overwhelming sadness, disturbed sleep, and loss of appetite, concentration and memory issues and not being able to enjoy normal pleasing activities. School children can show signs with lack of sleep, weight loss and becoming withdrawn. They may have trouble concentrating and give up on tasks easily and may have a low sense of sense worth. Older children may have suicidal thoughts or even attempt
Individuals who are raised in an impaired family often shows lack of affection and are inclined to do things by themselves. Since they feel lonely and alone most of the time, they are more vulnerable in making bad decisions. Bad habits may arise and will be persistent all the way through the rest of their lives. Giordano (1195) stated that adolescents who have a close interpersonal relationship within their peer group and family, develop a positive personality thereby lessens the feeling of loneliness. Having supportive friends and getting accepted by important people becomes vital in adolescents’ life.
Children who grow up with permissive parents tend to struggle academically and physically. They often have low self-esteem or self-trust and could gain a lot of sadness. They may build more behavioral problems as they will likely not appreciate authority and rules. Related to that, they are more inclined to doing illegal acts that could result to their being delinquents since they are not given proper
(Al Gharaibeh, 2015). The most susceptible in a parental divorce are the children. Some children respond to divorce with aggressive or withdrawn behaviors. These behaviors in turn have emotional impact in their social lives. These children are left to feeling anxious, sad, lonely, and experience low self-esteem.
When children and youths cannot trust their caregivers for reassurance, they have no where to turn but the public. Unfortunately, too often we as a nation also let them down. When they feel there is no where to turn, they shut down and isolate themselves. Not only does the distrust impact treatment, youths in foster care will continue to face substantial adversities upon aging out that may reinforce the idea that there is not safety and security in the world. Social Worker’s Role The primary role and responsibility of the clinical social worker in the group is the development and maintenance of a healthy functioning group.