1. I became interested in social work because of my social work 101 course. Growing up, I always knew that I like helping people. I would assist my family, friend and neighbors when they needed assists. so when time came to or me to decide what I wanted to do in live, I chose become a nurse.I thought that nursing would be the right professional for me.
When my parents decided to get a divorce, I was left with my mom. My father moved to Norwalk, Iowa, which was about an hour and forty-five minutes from me. I visited him very rarely, and I came to the belief that he didn’t want anything to do with me. While now I know this isn’t true, as a child I couldn’t fully understand that my father couldn’t control how often he saw me because of his work schedule. While living with my mom, I was deprived of the attention that a seven-year-old needs.
How does a daughter go from talking with her mother daily to no longer wanting to speak with her again? Through a series of events, that is exactly what has happened between my mother and I. My mother and I have had a rather typically mother/daughter relationship with its good times and bad times. However, in late 2012, my family’s life was suddenly changed when my father died in an unexpected diagnosis of cancer. My father went in the hospital Dec 3 and died December 28, 2012.
After the funeral, Evelyn’s grandfather called everyday to talk. She thought it was because he was lonely, but realized that was not the case at all. He started getting distraught and having discussions with her that weren’t on topic. About two weeks later, her grandfather began violently cursing at her, called her vulgar names and kept saying “why would you do this, why?”. They found out the reason he had been calling a great amount is because Evelyn sounded exactly like her grandmother.
In the essay, “New Directions” by Maya Angelou, Annie, a hard-working woman, says, “I looked up the road I was going and back the way I come, and since I wasn’t satisfied, I decided to step off the road and cut me a new path” (123). Just as Annie; my dad decided enough was enough. My parents used to only buy necessary things mainly because they couldn’t afford the expensive material things. Throughout the years, he would wake up everyday at different hours; tiredness could be seen in just one glance. My dad was a part of the blue collar, or the “working” class for a lot of my childhood.
Why I would like to be a Peer Advisor There are many reasons why I want to join the peer advising team here at San Diego State. I have a passion for helping other people in any sense of the word. If I can give someone some type of information or help that they are seeking than I feel as if I have a purpose and I am accomplished in doing my duty as a human being. My freshman year I was very confused as to what major i wanted to be in and Psychology interested me, so I attended the peer advising office seeking help. The girl that met with me was very friendly and was knowledgeable about the major at SDSU and laid it all out for me.
Journal enter 1 I strongly considered a career in social work after completing my undergrad school; my yearning for helping and advocating for all children of the world led me to Barry University. With increased knowledge in the profession of social work, I realized, I have been absent minded in the numerous roles that a social worker plays. As advocators, counselors, mediators, and researchers, social workers uphold principles and core values written within the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Social workers mission is entrenched in the Code of Ethics. “Code of Ethics set fourth these values, principles, and standards to guide social workers’ conduct” (The National Association, “n.
Monroe suffered from bipolar disorder, a slight personality disorder, and she went through depression/drug addiction later in her life. While Monroe was going through all these hard things in her life, she had to make it seem like everything was fine. America looked up to her as an inspiration, so many people didn’t know about all her problems till later in her life. Her mom also suffered from a lot of psychological problems as well. Marilyn’s mother was in a mental institution for most her life that’s why she wasn’t eligible to take care of Monroe as a young child.
When I was in grade school I was not able spend the night over my friends house in fear that I would have in episode. Now in view of the fact that I have seizures at my age I have not been able to stay in my own apartment and had to move back home. Yet and still at the age of twenty doctors still do not know or understand what cause my seizures however I still have them. My parents and I always speculate that it was the traumatic day that I pound my head into the ground but that is only speculation. Until I am fully recovered from whatever happened I constantly take medicine and have to be under a watchful eye at all times.
On the other hand, during the low points of her mood, Janice spends majorities of her days in bed and toys with thoughts of suicide. These mood swings have bothered her since she was 19, and despite thinking of therapy in the past, this is the first time she has actively sought it. Janice’s illness n... ... middle of paper ... ... in time. However, if she stops treatment prematurely, she will have little success. Individuals with Bipolar I Disorder are difficult to treat because they are used to fluctuating moods.