Norma Jeane Mortensen experienced a difficult childhood. She never knew her father, and her mother, Gladys, developed mental illness and was eventually placed in a mental institution. (Being Marilyn, 2010) Since Monroe’s mother is not capable of taking care of her, she was passed on to a series of orphanage houses and foster families. Some of these families are a friend or a relative of her mother. It is said that she had lived in a total of 11 foster homes throughout her youth, and when there was no family who would foster her, she would sometimes end up at the Hollygrove Orphanage in Los Angeles.
She has attempted two outpatient treatment programs, the first of which was voluntary and the second referred by Child Protective Services. She did not complete the program that was referred to her and as a result, she is under strict guidelines upon seeing her children. Janet has also been admitted into one court-ordered inpatient program for ninety days, of which she also did not complete. The end result was that her probation was terminated with the following out of her sentence of six months in Pinerras County Jail. Janet had since been released and had re-offended after a period of only a few months.
Anna has been battling depression since she was ten, although she was only professionally diagnosed when she was a mere fifteen year old. The reason for her downward spiral was a close friend’s sexual harassment, and ever since that fateful night, Anna has been rendered numb. It was typical
I was in a double room and my roommate, Marie, a heavy girl, had jumped off the roof of her house and shattered her knee. She was there almost as long as I was and I later saw her at physical therapy. She never walked the same again and experienced several complications while in the hospital. What seemed like a simple fracture turned into a nightmare for her, and what seemed like a hopeless situation for me turned out alright. I couldn’t help but wonder why I was so lucky.
At the age of 12, Nai was removed from her family of seven siblings and placed in a foster home. At the time, Nai (the second oldest child) and her older sister were caring for their younger brothers and sisters as her parents were usually absent. Being placed in foster care was extremely difficult for the siblings, who were separated and sent to live in different counties. Nai had become used to serving as caretaker for her younger siblings, and spent the first couple of years in foster care worrying about her brothers and sisters. Visitation opportunities together were rare, and over time Nai became resentful of and disappointed in her parents for being unable to “put the family back together again.” She had a very difficult time dealing
Daphne had been written up and reported several times for having to leave the job to get to her kids for whatever reasons. Being recognized for the positive was something she lacked in her 17 years of licensure. Along with negative recognition and false accusations, Daphne began to feel unappreciated for her day to day work. To top all the disadvantages, Daphne lost the lead nursing position due to having to be out of work several times due to breast cancer
People need to be educated about the pain that can be caused by overzealous therapists. In June 1991 our then 30-yearold daughter began seeing a therapist for depression following her divorce. After seeing her for less than a month, this man analyzed her dreams and told her that the depression was from repressed memories of sexual abuse. Since then, she has broken all contact with us. Her siblings, however, do not believe the accusations.
(Her father had been injured in another shelling, and her mother stayed in Bosnia to care for him and Kazazic’s ten-year-old brother.) A few months in, Kazazic received her first artificial leg. Because there was so little bone left, the prosthesis was hard to fit, and with her right leg also damaged, walking was intensely painful. Nonetheless, she managed to graduate from a local high school. At 18, she left the hospital and moved into an apartment with a fellow refugee.
It was stated several times that these anti-psychotic medications are used to treat adults with bipolar disorder and their side effects have never been studied in children, so these parent are using their children as what I would call a “lab rat” some sort of science experiment, unbelievable! The treatment of a “temper tantrum” is a good parent. The one thing that really upset me was after the report of the four year old girls death there was another parent whom watched the news story about her, she seemed genuinely concerned being her son takes five or six different anti-psychotic medication she made an appointment to address her concerns, them leaves with another medication. Wow! I have strong opinions on medicating children.
Meaghan Savage Block -4 (a,c,e) She was born as Norma Jeane on June 1st 1926.She was bounced around from foster home to foster home when she was little and spent little time with her mother because her mother was institutionalized for mental illness. She had a difficult child hood with many emotional problems. She was beaten as a child by older boys in her family, and was raped when she was eight. She always tried to replace her broken up family by attaching herself to others. She married at the young age of 16 to James Dougherty.