Besides graduating from college, being accepted into the Counseling program at NOVA Southeastern University was the greatest day of my life. I was on my way to a much greater success by working on my Master. Paying for college out of pocket was a struggle, but I understand that success comes with great sacrifices. However, I wouldn’t really call paying out of pocket for school a sacrifice, but rather an investment in my future and my family. My first semester went marvelous. I was motivated and enthusiastic about the courses. I must admit graduate school is much harder than I imagine, but I manage to make time for studying and ended making A’s in both of my classes, which I didn’t expect less than that. When the summer semester I arrived, I was as excited and motivated as my very first semester, aiming to make nothing less than an A grades. However, unexpectedly my world seemed to have turned upside down in a matter of time. My mother and I decided to take a week to go
The next year, my junior year, I started to become a more social person. Not having the proper guidance to balance my education and social life, I started slacking. I pretty much gave up on school, moved out of my parents’ house at 17, and thought I had the world figured out. Somehow I still managed to graduate with a 3.2, but I never gave college a half a thought. I was busy being an idiot.
My mother and sister we’re able to find gainful employment and no longer rely on me financially. Of course with my father’s passing I no longer have to travel back and forth. And I’m able to focus on my course work. I’m still employed with my same employer. Now, I have a more understanding upper management team who works with my school schedule and allows me to work part-time. I was also diagnose with attention deficit disorder and I now work with the DRC here at CSN to ensure I have all the accommodations I need to succeed here at CSN. I also utilize the resources here on campus such as the SRC (Science resource center) and the smart think tutoring services on canvas. I’ve also retaken courses to rehabilitate my GPA to prove that I do want to be successful here at
In this particular event I learned that mental illness is becoming a growing epidemic around the world on college campuses. The reason it is becoming a growing epidemic is because mental illness is considered an invisible disease, which means because a person can’t see that you’re sick it doesn’t mean that you aren’t sick. Atrocious crimes on college campuses have been attributed to mental illness, thus increasing the negative connotation associated with the condition. As a result, those who suffer from mental illness often feel they must remain silent during their struggle. I think it was really good for college students to hear that they are not alone in fighting mental illness and that it is ok to seek help. I really enjoyed listening
For the last month or so, I've been at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital instead of school. This was because I having trouble coping with my anger/stress, and I let the negative aspects of my life bring down the positive aspects, basically making my whole life appear negative rather than just certain parts. The program at Alexian Brothers had me go to their hospital everyday instead of attending school to work on getting better. I was given one hour of school-work time a day, and I used it to my advantage. It was no nearly enough time to get all the school work done I was missing being at Alexian Brothers rather than school, but I made the best of it.
There is a direct relationship between treatment delivery and individual ethnic/racial group, gender, developmental life-stages, location, and socio-economic group. These variations although are natural aspects of our lives, can bear negative connotations when a mental health diagnosis is involved. Some cultures don’t recognize mental illnesses, which complicates the situation. In Joe’s case he is a white male, married and has a daughter. It’s expected that a white male living in New Jersey can be a responsible working man providing for his family. Furthermore, the fact that he is Caucasian stresses the idea that he lives a better life than other ethnic groups. He is considered privileged and that could be implicated by many that he should
Throughout history, there have been many children born with mental illnesses. These illnesses can be Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, and etc. Parents with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol do not realize the pain and damage they have made for their children. Especially pregnant women, do not realize the consequences of having a child with an illness until they have already affected the baby inside of them. Through the years these types of illnesses have multiplies, it is our responsibility to educate this generation of all the harmful affects drugs and alcohol can do to a human being.
Sarah Spitz seems just like any other college student, she goes to classes and is involved around campus. In a blog, the following passage appears: "She wears long sleeves and bracelets to cover places where she's cut her arm" (Poole). In some respects, she is a stereotype of a depressed student: cuts and long sleeves, but in other ways she seems like a normal student: active on campus and has close friends. Spitz shows us that while students can exhibit some signs of mental illness, they do not always. They may even seem like normal functioning students. Spitz also shows us that having mental health resources easily available is such a key aspect of a student's success. Although not every student may need mental health resources, it is essential
My first day at Wayne State University was one of the toughest, yet most exciting challenges I had ever faced in my life. Although it did not happen out of the blue, it was still as nerve-racking as learning to drive a car for the first time ever. As a high school senior, I always thought of myself as the smartest kid in my class. However, entering college as a freshman made me think that everyone was more intelligent and mature than me; I felt lost. I used to have such feelings when I started as a freshman in high school, so I already had an idea on how to deal with those feelings; I simply had to realize that every other freshman was just as nervous as I was and that I had to go with the flow and do my best just like everyone else.
I entered Buffalo State College at the age of 17; I was scared never in my life had I ever been exposed to anything so extravagant and dominating. Born and raised in a metropolitan city where you can feel the next person breathing down your neck and as you walk its either you brush up against 10 people on each city block or 10 people pushes you out of their way, I wasn't ready for the slow-paced life of Buffalo it simply wasn’t what I envisioned my college life to be. I eventually grew into its lifestyle and learned to adapt to my new environment.
For my story idea I was going to do something along the lines of college students struggling/ maintaining a mental illness. I was going to focus on the struggles students face adjusting to a college environment, as well as maintaining a social life, and academics. The reasons for this idea is because my sister suffers from anxiety, and depression as well as bulimia and anorexia. Her senior year of high school she was hospitalized and although she has come a far way in her recovery, having a mental illness is something she will have to struggle with for the rest of her life. I was going to use her as my main source, but I also have some other friends who have gone through similar situations.
Subsequently, my mother saw my pain and decided to relocate back to Atlanta. I became acquainted with some children from the wrong side of the tracks and my life began to spiral out of control. I would stay out late on school nights and often missed school because I thought hanging out with my new found family was more important. Soon my grades began to plummet. I saw no way to bring up my grades and decided to drop out of high school in the twelfth grade.