Argumentative Essay About Mental Illness

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In life dilemmas, do you feel you’re unable to endure through daily functions? Then once the circumstance is resolved, do you often feel relieved? This occurrence is a part of everyone's life, but for my family, this happens every day with very few serene moments. During the peaceful times with my family, my mind and body are at ease and I wish that feeling would last forever. Unfortunately, the aroma of tranquility departs while I’m experiencing the motions of my demanding life. In stressful times, diligent quotes such as “This, too, shall pass” and “Everything happens for a reason” have helped accomplish my daily responsibilities. In the past few years, these simple, encouraging words have provided me the confidence to overcome obstacles with my family, anxiety, and depression. I believe, that mental illness has added an unbearable amount of stress and pain to individuals and family members. The foundation of the stress in my home is provoked by two siblings. Firstly, my melodramatic eleven-year-old brother, Daniel, has bipolar disorder and amongst other mental disorders. He has stayed in mental hospitals multiple times in Champaign and Chicago, from being unsafe at home. Most people don’t know the feeling of celebrating a family member's birthday in a mental institution.Or having a young sibling three hours away and being unable to see him often. When he was gone for months at a time, I felt a void in the house when it was my parents and youngest brother, William. He is
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