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
Her parents started to openly fight about their children’s behavior and blamed each other that the kids where misbehaving. Following that last incident with Ashley, she started to eat less and for two days straight she would not talk or eat. Because of this her parents decided to take her to the hospital, Georgia Regional to seek help. The doctor that she saw at the hospital prescribed her medication for depression, and recommended that she obtain a psychiatric assessment and begins
There a six major ways teens commit or attempt suicide. They are overdosing on drugs or alcohol, cutting or slitting body parts, using lethal weapons, hanging and jumping from heights. they all vary with age, gender, and sometimes even race. Teen suicide is committed by teen for many reasons. The risk factors are disorders, such as, psychological problems, depression, bipolar disorders, distress, irrabilty, agitation, hopelessness, worthlessness, previous attempts or a friend or family loss to suicide, suffered physical or sexual abuse, lack of support, poor relationships with parents or peers, being in social isolation, and also dealing with homosexuality in an unsupportive family or hostile environment.
Trina slept in abandoned cars and buildings and ate food out of trashcans to survive. Trina was been admitted to a mental facility for her mental illness when she was eleven by her grandmother. Trina had a hard life and tough obstacles to go through growing up. The reason for her starting the fire was the Harvey boy’s mother would not allow her children to play with her. Trina held a grudge for it and set the house on fire killing the two boys.
While their three children played none ever uttered a word about the secret that was inside their home for almost six years. A girl that was eight years old and looked as though she was a toddler, whom her own family referred to as “it” starving and crying out for someone to help her out of this secret world. Her own mother would not come to her defense until that one day when someone was let on about the secret in the home. Barbara Atkins was arrested and faced up to life in prison on the felony charges in which she was facing. During her trial her attorneys presented a doctor at the trail that would confirm that Barbara was depressed had a Borderline Personality Disorder, antisocial and posttraumatic disorder (Amarillo Globe-News, 2002).
Speak, written by Laurie Halse Anderson, is about a depressed victim of rape, who emotionally drowns in her first year of high school. As the victim, Melinda, withdraws from words, she creates of habit of badly chewing on her lips to the point where a student wonders if “she’s got a disease or something.” (pg. 45)Melinda’s lip-biting is symbolic of how much she wants to consume herself and be non-existent. Her lips are a manifestation of the overwhelming anxiety she feels. While Melinda takes her anxiety out on her lips, her art is symbolic of how she feels about herself after Andy Evans raped her.
His mother had postpartum depression and his father had problems with substance and learning disorders. His mother requested an emergency consultation after she grew afraid for her own safety and that of her other children. Since the age of 4, he was prescribed different medications, and subsequently his behavior grew worse. He displayed characteristics of both ADHD, and Bipolar disorder. While diagnosing him, he was placed in
Teenage Decisions and Consequences Teen sexuality and the changes teens face growing up affect what decisions they make in life. In the story “ Where are you going, Where have you been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the author gives indication that sexuality, peer pressure, and bullying play an important part in teens decision making process. Teens are facing the most difficult years right now and the factors I listed does not make it easier for them. Teens are making very dense judgments all due to trying to “fit in” and be cool, or to be popular, or even to feel more attractive to the opposite sex. The author uses the main character of Connie, a young teen who herself is going through the difficulties of life and growing up.
Infants cry to express their needs, adolescents act out from emotions and hormones, and adults react from stressors put into their every day lives. These three stages of the eight in the lifespan make the most impact on how people behave. Abnormal behavior in an infant may be not reacting to a loud noise, an adolescent showing suicidal idealism, and as an adult imbibing with alcohol or drugs excessively. Other challenges and situational factors also play a vast part in how society defines normal and abnormal behavior. Professionals in psychology also determine
Often times, victims use drugs to "divert" and "distract" themselves from all the things they see, hear and experience. This becomes their "escape" to temporarily forget the hurtful things that they go through every single day. Discrimination. Studies show that LGBT teens are significantly more likely to experience discrimination in schools, workplaces and etc. 1/3 of LGBT youth who suffer from discrimination have reported the issue,