Why Teenagers Commit Irresponsible Decisions With Minor Consequences

1373 Words Sep 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Many teenagers commit irresponsible decisions with minor consequences. However, not many do what I did or have gone through what I went through. In a matter of moments one partying event dramatically changed my way of life. An experience that taught me so much about life, but as well scarred me for the rest of my life.
I am a very happy and indulging teenager, that only had one thing in mind-what I was going to do with my life. Being the kind of girl I am, I would have never imagined myself being admitted to a psychiatric hospital. I was very determined that not many teenagers have to face what I had to go through, but was shown different. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Just over 20 percent (or 1 in 5) children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder” (“Any disorder among children”). Giving this statistic, I was quite surprised, although I was not admitted at Griffin Memorial Hospital for having a real disorder I still had to go through what all these children do because of their serious disorders. To imagine people, my age or younger, having to go there for serious issues is quite eye-opening. One of the many reasons this experience helped me learn more about life than just being a girly girl that wants everything. As I was celebrating my eighteenth birthday with my friends, it soon turned into a night I will never forget. We were celebrating by drinking and not controlling how much…

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