She broke off the relationship when she felt that she could not commit to his love for her, and after discovering she was pregnant with his child. Presenting Issues: Victoria is apprehensive, about her recent reunion with her boyfriend Grant, and her daughter Hazel who is not quite a year old after she abandoned Hazel in Grant’s care shortly after her birth. The reunion also includes Elizabeth, her former foster mother and Grant’s aunt whom she has not had seen or had contact with since she was 10 years old. She is still haunted by memories of her past, most notably the life she shared
Nancy Cruzan's battle began on January 11th, 1983 when she was ejected from her car in a terrible accident. That night, the struggle had just began for Nancy's family. The battle that actually lasted a total of seven years, doesn't equate to the lifelong suffering the Cruzan family must live with the rest of their lives – without Nancy. When anyone almost loses a loved one they are put in a compromising position, we become vulnerable and are grief-stricken in every sense. Nancy's family was compromised the first night that Nancy was brought into the emergency room, they were afraid and rushed to make decisions that they weren't ready to make.
Yates had mental instability during the time she killed her children, and after the birth of her fifth child is when she experienced postpartum depression. After she was in prison, professionals diagnosed her with insanity and postpartum depression. Genetics also played a part since there was a history of mental illness in her family. After the death of her father, she stopped doing everything she normally would do that would take care of her and her kids and Yates had become even more depressed. Yates had not realized how much mental illness there was in her
Marian was 11 years old and her parents forced her to marry a blind, 41 years old. Her price was $1,200. When she was living with her husband and his mother, they began to beat her when she failed to conceived a child. After 2 years of abuse, she sought help at police station in Kabul after the police delivered her to a residential neighborhood " Women's shelters", something that was unknown in Afghanistan before 2003. Marian said she felt fortunate to have found refuge.
The Whistleblower is a non-fiction story written by Kathryn Bolkovac and later made into a major motion picture by director Larysa Kondracki. Kathy’s character goes through enormous changes after witnessing hundreds of innocent young girls being tortured and killed. Kathryn Bolkovac starts off as an ordinary female police officer, and is then put through such an extraordinary number of psychological “games” that she becomes a much different person by the end of the story. According to her ex-husband, Kathy is married to her job. She is looking for a transfer so that she can move closer to her daughter whose custody was gained by her ex-husband.
This is a case regarding a mother named Barbara Atkinson and the mental state in which she was in at the time of her arrest. Barbara was arrested for locking her daughter in a closet for close to six years, where she endured sexual abuse, starvation, and complete isolation from the outside world (ABC News, 2002). Barbara herself had been an abused child and by the age of three years old was given up for adoption (Press, 2002). Barbara lived with her husband in the State of Texas and four children which only three children were from her husband. While their three children played none ever uttered a word about the secret that was inside their home for almost six years.
Melinda’s best friend, Rachel, hates her after the horrible party in last summer. Melinda was raped by a boy whose name is Andy Evans. He left so many scars in the soul of a teenage girl, Melinda. After that shocking event, she does not dare to speak up. However, Melinda Sordino is not the only important character in the novel.
Andrea Yates doesn’t fit the profile of a mother who would kill her children. Andrea was a 37 year old housewife, a former swim team captain and Valedictorian from Milby High School who went on to graduate from the University of Texas receiving a degree of Nursing in 1986. She held a steady job for 8 years at a Cancer Center working as a pediatric nurse when she met her husband at age 25, they married in 1993. They had 5 children in the course of 8 years. In 1998 Andrea started to show signs of mental decline after Randy moved his wife and four young children into a cramped 350 square foot remodeled bus as a makeshift home.
Bobbi was thought to have used drugs after her mother’s death. Between all the commotion in the New Jersey service for her mother, Bobbi managed to sneak away. She had two emotional breakdowns. "Whitney's passing is sending Bobbi off the deep end," one insider says, adding that her family is "shocked" by the scope of her issues. "Bobbi's problems are out of control," the insider notes.
Her mother humiliated her in front of her boyfriend, the whole school was quiet when she took her clothes off and the Head felt kind of sorry for her. The only thing the Head did was to send a letter to Clara’s mother. Clara was prepared for some consequences, she was prepared to get a lot of attention and get yelled at by her mother but without succeeding, instead of that her mother laughed at her and really did not care. Characterization of Clara Clara is a fifteen-year old girl who has some mental problems, partly because of her family situation and her social life. She does not have any real friends and can’t enjoy her adolescence.