everyday life. His limitations remain present with his declining health and lack of quality insurance. The numerous health complications seem to inhibit Lester from his dream of traveling contributing to his feelings of helplessness.
The implications of discrimination and oppression of Lester’s life was significantly impacted during toddlerhood and early childhood. Lester’s exposure to poverty had adverse effects relating to his emotional and physical health. According to Hutchinson “researchers have found that children who live in poverty are at high risk for low self-esteem, peer conflict, depression, and childhood psychological disorders (Hutchinson, 2017, p. 394). Through my interview with Lester, he mentioned several times experiencing
illnesses like depression/suicidal thoughts and behavior can be seen as internal, external factors influence such thoughts to form in the first place. What people experience in life at any age, leaves a mark on them