But the most interesting about Monroe is her still unsolved murder or suicide death in her room, naked and full of drugs. A lot of celebrities have struggled drug abuse like Brittney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Robert Downey, Jr. Some just wanted to do drugs, some needed the drugs, but some just have suffered from psychological illnesses. So what is Marilyn Monroe’s story? Norma Jeane Mortensen experienced a difficult childhood.
Throughout the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, it was evident that Deborah Lacks was curious to find out what happened to her mother, Henrietta, and her sister, Elsie. For her mother, she wanted to find out how she died and what happened to the HeLa cells. For her sister, Deborah wanted to know how she died and what kind of life she had at Crownsville. These questions concerning Elsie and Henrietta took such a toll on Deborah that she became physically ill and suffered extreme stress. In order to find out what happened to her sister Elsie, Deborah and Rebecca went to visit Crownsville where Elsie was staying before she died.
b. The MD changed Mary’s medication to phenobarbital. In your opinion is this a good change? Why or why not? c. Mary returns to the MDs office in a month and says she doesn’t like the phenobarbital and wants to go back on the phenytoin but it upsets her stomach.
Girl, Interrupted: Book vs. Movie "So it was that in December, when I joined Georgina and some other people going to the cafeteria for dinner, I discovered the tunnels" (Kaysen 119). Girl, Interrupted, written in 1993 by Susanna Kaysen, is about a girl (the author herself) who admits herself into a mental institution for thoughts of suicide and trying to kill herself with 50 aspirin. The book is a personal narrative about her life in the hospital, and all of her experiences as a "crazy" person. This book was later made into a film in 1999 which, as good as it is, has some significant differences from the book. The differences range from missing characters to completely different scenes, but there is one difference in particular that caught my attention.
Girl, Interrupted leaves you wondering what exactly Susanna Kaysen makes of her past. Clearly she looks back on it with a sense of surprise, almost wondering whether her memories really belong to her. Her memoir is a series of recollections and reflections on her time in mental hospital. She considers how she got there, and whether she belonged there. Each short chapter focuses on an aspect of her experience, and these are arranged in kind of chronological order, so as to tell her story of the people she met and the treatment she received.
The nurse asked the foster mother what happen, and she believe what the mother told her. She did not think there was anything to report to anyone. Especially since there was a social worker involved in the situation. A few days later, the child was at the emergency room again. This time the child did not make it.
Christina describes her mother’s primary concerns centralized around how she wished to be perceived by others and the public image she wished to project 74-75). Her false displays of intimacy, excessive vanity, egocentricity, lack of empathy, and attention seeking behavior are evident in her interpersonal relationships and emotional neglect of her children. Her career as a film star exacerbated these negative personality traits (27, 83). Any affection she showed toward Christina usually took the form of a shallow nod of approval or pat on the head for performing tasks such as mixing alcoholic beverages for Joan and her guests or when in the presence of others, but in private her treatment of Christina was very cold and her parenting style was excessively rigid, strict, and authoritarian. She relied primarily on punishment (particularly corporal) and negative reinforcement to gain compliance and desired behavior.
There is a high drop out rate in treatment centers. So if there is no prosecution in site then still what is there to keep these women in treatment and keep the children safe? There can be threat and follow through with removing custody rights but at that point the damage has been done to the fetus and the state has a new drug addicted baby with birth defects. Incarceration for drug abusing pregnant women 5
She had to be sedated and placed on a ventilator. "Her face changed within four days," Corona told ABC News. "I would wipe her face and all the skin was just falling off." Doctors diagnosed Castanada with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare but serious drug reaction that can occur even when drugs are taken as prescribed
I believe this is more like a denial stage than being strong enough to take it. All these are signs of depressed mood. In the beginnings of the movie, Julie Vignon stays in a hospital and breaks a window in the hall to get nurses’ attention somewhere else than herself. She then sneaks into the medication room and steals drugs from cabinet. When Julie tries to swallow a bunch to commit suicide, she sees the nurse looking at her.