Max Lerner an American Journalist stated “the turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” Throughout The Glass Castle a memoir by Jeannette Walls, Jeannette and her siblings, Lori, Brian and Maureen are faced with an unpleasant upbringing that they are put through by their parents Rex and Rose Mary Walls. Due to the terrible living conditions and bad parenting they had to endure for many years, they had to teach themselves and each other to be strong and survive on the very little food and necessities that they were given. Throughout the memoir, it is seen that Jeannette has a special connection with her father unlike any of the other siblings, but despite Jeannette believing in him Rex struggles to raise her and the kids in the normal life that they deserve due to his battle with mental illness. Bipolar disorder “is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks” (National). It is a manic-depressive illness and bipolar disorder can be defined by four different types.
I ended up telling my mom I needed a therapist and she got worried. She found out that I self harmed and took me straight to the doctor. They recommended me to therapists, but those therapists didn’t help much. I ended up going to a psychiatric hospital after a few months for trying to kill myself. It got really bad.
It remains me of both of my parents who were abandoned by their mothers when they were just babies. Both were raised by their grandmothers in poverty conditions. My mom grew up with love and good care, while mi dad suffer the lack of love, care, and food. As a result, my father was very resentful with his mother, while mi mom understood the reasons why her mom did not take care of her. My parents suffer a lot when they were children; my dad used to drink lots of alcohol.
August became disabled as a newborn due to the negligence of the hospital. They chose not to perform a caesarean section which resulted in a deprivation of oxygen. Unfortunately they were unable to receive any money from the hospital and are forced to pay for all of Augusts’ bills. Gabbard used to bully his disabled classmate,
As Berkowitz was growing up, he was a smart boy but also showed many problems. At an early age, he was not interesting in learning anymore and would lash out and keep starting fires. His adoptive parents took him to a therapist who treats mental disorders but no change appeared to come out of that. At only the age of fourteen, Berkowitz’s mother died of cancer. This affected him extremely considering he was really close with her.
He underwent surgery at six months old; however, his first seven years were marked by epileptic seizures, doses of powerful sedatives, and frequent medical interventions to ensure a healthy intellectual development (Donovan, 2011). While his disease kept him from doing many physical things, he excelled in academics. Alexie was teased a lot as a young kid, which caused him to feel like an outcast. He spent a lot of time reading and writing. Alexie struggled with his identity, as did the character Jackson.
While in the first month of my emergency medical technician class, I had faced a tribulation that had caused me to question the beliefs that are my foundation. A man not utilizing a crosswalk walked in front of my vehicle and all I could do
A significant challenge that I faced in my life occurred when I suffered a traumatic brain injury in 8th grade. Due to the injury I faced, I was unable to attend school for about a month, and I had to undergo multiple therapies over the span of two years. During this difficult time in my life, I learned that sometimes people judge a person unfairly. While I went to therapy, I looked normal. I did not have any physical obscurities, and this gave people the assumption that I was “normal” and that I could pursue the same activities as them with the same vigor.
Looking back now, my mother must have been surprised but chose not to say anything. Mr. Turtle had served as my constant companion and source of courage for the previous six years of doctor appointments. I was only three years old when I was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects my kidneys. It is treated with a steroid, Prednisone; a drug with side effects that for me included: anxiety, mood changes, weight gain and muscle weakness.