I had to get home schooled until I delivered. Nurses also would come to my home to check up on me and educate me on parenting. Eventually my parents became more supportive of my pregnancy after the big delivery scare. Which made me feel a little bit better because I didn’t have anyone else’s support due to my age. Many family members would judge me for my mistake and they wouldn’t allow my cousins to be around me because I was pregnant at sixteen.
This made it hard for me to make friends until high school. I made some friends in my freshman and sophomore year of high school. I got depressed again my junior year and the same thing happened as it did in middle school. In my senior year I became friends with this guy named Miguel, we would do things that friends do and we both are going to different colleges so we are keeping in touch. Even though I couldn 't keep a long lasting friendship, I still was influenced by them and I changed a
About one year after Miele found Ritalin, she was diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder or more commonly known as ADHD, and her doctor, without knowing of the ongoing abuse quickly prescribed her the drug she had already been well acquainted with for the past 12 months. Quickly, Miele became the main distributor of the popular drug throughout her high school campus. Often, she would call her mother at home in New York for more of her prescribed medication. Suspicions at home soon caught up with the 16-year-old however and Miele began to be administered the drug through the school’s nurse, limiting her access to the drug and curtailing Miele’s distribution although the demand on campus was still high. Ritalin, produced by the pharmaceutical company Novartis, is the brand name for methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant that activates the neurotransmitter do... ... middle of paper ... ...ld it be prescribed at all crosses the minds of many psychologists and doctors alike, due to the medicine being so controversial and the long-term effects not known.
My aunt told me that it had to do with my tongue placement when I was born which I used as an excuse for when I would mispronounce a word. It took a conscious effort from my part to pronounce my r’s correctly even after my therapy ended. Today, it is extremely rare for me to misspeak and I no longer have to think about pronouncing my r’s. My view of speaking dramatically changed after my dad forced me to take speech class in high school. At first I was resistant and as most teenagers are, I did not like to do what I was told, but after the one-semester class was over I felt confident and enjoyed speaking publicly.
The day my life changed forever was when my little sister was born. On July 5, 2003 I was blessed with a beautiful little sister, Ramzy. My parents realized soon after her birth that something was wrong with her, but the doctors couldn’t tell them what it was. After several tests, doctors diagnosed my sister with having “low muscle tone”, which meant she wouldn’t be able to talk, walk or live like a normal child. After knowing this, it changed my life dramatically because i knew my life wouldn’t be the same or be like any other normal sibling life.
However, once her illness grew increasingly worse during her senior year of high school, she noticed that her friend group dwindled dramatically. Her friends did not understand what she was going through. They would tell her that they did not like to spend time with her because ‘she sucked the fun out of everything.’ At this point in time, Meg was having a very hard time with her mental illness and the loss of her friends seemed to be a tipping point for her. It pushed her further into her sad state where she started using self-harm as a way to cope. Knowledge pertaining to mental health is extremely important.
Seeing my mom struggle and not having my father around only encouraged me to become the best version of myself I could possibly be. In 2005, my younger brother was born and similar to my situation, his father walked out as well. It became more difficult for my mom to raise two children on her own, so I helped her in any way I could. My mom always mentioned how she intended to go college, but she did not have the time for it. She raised me on her own, and she had to do it all over again with my brother.
American Legion Scholarship Association I have been a student here at Ohio University for the past three and a half years. Since the beginning of my education I have learned a lot from my experiences here at Ohio University. I have grown and matured a great deal and my career goals and aspirations have changed enormously throughout my time here. I began my time here as a psychology major and quickly decided that I did not want to be in school more then four years and since you usually must get your masters and doctorate to become a psychologist I changed my mind and decided that this field was not for me. I then switched my major to early childhood education.
I was ditching 2 to 3 days a week in the beginning of the third week of school. On October the first I skipped school once again and surprisingly my mom showed up unexpectedly at home and got a notice from the school about my excessive absences at school. My mom was outraged and disappointed. When I got home, choked up embarrassed and feeling so stupid, I had to look into my moms eyes and tell her that I hadn’t been going to school and that I had lied to her about my grades and absences. I didn’t have a explanation for my mom or a excuse I told her straight out that I had no reason to and that she didn’...
As a kid growing up in a very abusive household my mother was a victim of Domestic Violence and for many years we were living in poverty this made it extra hard for me to handle secondary education until she decided to escape to the United States. At the age of seventeen my environment changed. The abuse stopped but we still struggled, as an illegal immigrant she was not qualified for a job and she worked cleaning houses and ironing clothes while I attended High School in Brooklyn New York. I had to learn to adjust life without my sibling because my mom did not have enough money for them to be with us and adapt to a new culture. During this my mother and I ended up homeless during the winter months, this was the most brutal and embarrassing time of our life.