Student Experience Paper Personally, have never had any experience with drugs or alcohol, however, I have witnessed one of my sister’s friends struggles to defeat her addiction with the drug known as cocaine for nearly 3 years. She has been in and out a rehab center in Philadelphia with no apparent success since regardless of how clean she can be during the first month of her release, she is always succumbs to the drug. Cocaine is a substance that is extorted from the coca plant and it is a central nervous system stimulant that has substantial physiological, social and psychological consequences for users. Cocaine effects can last from 20 minutes to several hours, depending upon the dosage taken, purity, and method of administration
She was not even a sentenced prisoner yet when this happened. At the same time, her husband died. She could no longer afford a lawyer and hence, stayed in the pre-trial detention for six years with no contact with her other seven children (“Pretrial Detention and Torture” 34). Now, regardless of the crime she did, should a pregnant woman be tortured? Was not there someone to provide legal assistance to her?
Another thing that makes up Marilyn’s grief history is the fact that her son and husband are never really around. I believe that the fact that her family is not spending enough time with her or the fact that she barely ever sees them will threaten to complicate her grief work. Another thing that I think can threaten to complicate her current grief work is the time between the two lost. I don’t believe that Marilyn had enough time to cope with the death of her father properly before her son passed away. Matzo noted that, “the time for grief resolution has varied from peaks at 4 months to as long as 3 years (Matzo & Sherman, 2010, p 215).
She tells me that at least three of those admissions were due to serious suicide attempts. She was in a coma for three days following one attempt. She has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, OCD (for hair pulling and hand washing). She also suffers from bulimia and says it is not known which psychiatric issues, if any, are directly connected with that assault. Ann says that soon after she had her son, two years later, she did not want to be around men, and for nearly ten years, she did not date or have any close relationships with men.
Nearly all mentally ill inmates who are released from prison return within a very short time. When patients are released, they have no good support system to encourage the continuation of their medication or the adjustment to civilian life. They are often released with only a couple weeks
Sonia suffers from chronic alcoholism. She has had serious relapses in the past but with support from her mother has managed to care for her children throughout. However, the health visitor is now expressing concerns as Sonia appears depressed and is drinking heavily again. The health visitor has particular concerns about Caitlin, whose weight gain has been erratic and follow up on other health checks has been inconsistent. There was a social worker involved until about six months ago when the case was closed partly due to pressures on the team and partly because the situation seemed stable at the time.
Phillip Garrido used Jaycee to satisfy his pedophilia and sexually abused her.Dugard had two children during her captivity who were teenagers by the time they were all found.As Jaycee got older the sexual abuse stopped.The Garridos kept Jaycee and her two daughters there for 18 years until Phillip was discovered by the police in 2009. This book is a memoir of her life in captivity and the slow but steady recovery she is presently going through. Conflict: The main conflict in her story was that she was away from her family whom she loved so much.She also faced other problems. For the first year she was help captive, she was kept in a room and was always alone.She repeatedly gets sexually abused by Phillip and has two daughters at a very young age. Her disturbing accounts of how cruel Phillip was when he made her perform sexual acts traumatized her possibly for life.
It impacted their marriage to a point of disrepair. Emily’s parent stayed together but are both physically and mentally exhausted. They spent every possible moment at Emily’s bedside. Two and a half years after the car accident, Emily continues in a coma state but has been relocated from the hospital to a nursing home that specializes in head injury. Emily is considered to be in a vegetative state.
She was brave enough to drive herself back and forth even with the chances of getting sick and being very weak. She was off of work for almost nine months, and it hurt us financially. It was a struggle to keep food in our house, or even pay the bills. I told her for the longest time I would eventually get a tattoo for her, and I did. A couple months ago, I went and had two breast cancer ribbons with the words “Trust Your Struggles” between them.
Yes, this may seem a little off... At the beginning of this year, I lost a dear friend of mine to suicide. Within her story, she struggled for roughly three years with depression, and always trying to make people happy and basically living her life for everyone else, instead of self satisfaction. Taylor, was a wonderful, caring individual that was always there when you needed her: she was the true definition of selfless. Taylor missed almost two weeks of school in our sophomore year of high school, she had told everyone she had mono and so she couldn't come to school for the fear of spreading her illness. The real reason, we soon found out after her passing, of why she wasn't in school was due to the fact that she was in the hospital, in