If I am being completely honest, my work has been less than subpar. I haven’t turned in like anything for any teacher for the past two weeks. I am really slipping and I couldn’t tell you why.
It’s been really hard for me to focus these past couple months and I think my depression has come back full force. The only thing I want to do is sleep and watch Netflix. I have no idea how to fix it either. I went back on my medications but that doesn’t seem to be working for anything. I really need to solve this problem.
This advertisement represents on how people being stress and going through depression. This bird is tending to be prescribed with medication to get rid of its stressful life. The raven shows that when you take pills and get addicted to them you become crazy and emotional. When you sad and depressed people lead to take drugs and pills is the biggest killer of them all. I feel that when you going through life losing a loved one you should take therapy to express how you feel in your mind. Don't take life for granted but live life to the fullest and continue to press forward!
Depression can greatly affect any person even if it is a milder form of depression, there are lasting and long term effects. “Depression is a condition that generally is associated with being "stuck" in a mood of sadness or grief accompanied by a number of physical symptoms. Everyone gets sad from time to time.
It is no surprise to me that Netflix has also issued a statement saying that they too have done research and concluded that binge watching is perfectly “normal”. Their information is lacking and their main point is the old schoolyard chant, “everybody is doing it.” I am here to say, no Netflix, not everyone is doing it, and even if they were that wouldn’t make it right. Their findings found that of the 3,000 people polled 61% binge watch regularly. I’d like to know where they found the people to poll. I am guessing that the population polled is highly skewed in Netflix’s favor.
It is no surprise to me that Netflix has also issued a statement saying that they too have done research and concluded that binge watching is perfectly “normal”. There information is lacking and there main point is the old schoolyard chant, “everybody is doing it.” I am here to say, no Netflix, not everyone is doing it, and even if they were that wouldn’t make it right. There findings found that of the 3,000 people polled 61% binge watch regularly. I’d like to know where they found the people to poll. I am guessing that the population polled is highly skewed in Netflix’s favor.
Amidst my ongoing research about depression I happened upon one of the first sources that made me believe that social media could actually help people dealing with depression if used correctly. Ally Del Monte opened up to USA Today about her experiences with cyberbullying and her attempted suicide. She said that the "abuses that escalated from being called fat to receiving 272 messages on her Tumblr account telling her to kill herself" just became too much one day and she didn't want to live anymore.
In the poem, The Raven, the main character goes through a devastating time due to the lost of his wife. He becomes very depressed therefore I advertised therapy as a service that will help him. I believe that if he talked out his feelings with people and realize that he’s not the only one, he would start to pick himself up. It just takes time to cope with a situation like this, thus therapy will be there for him until he is up on his feet.
It was a dark and stormy midnight, while I thought, tired and weak
Reading many old and odd books of forgotten myths
I started dozing off, almost sleeping, and all of a sudden I heard a knock
It was like someone was gently striking in my front door
“It’s probably just some visitor” I said “Knocking in my front door”
That’s just it, nothing more
I remember it like it was yesterday, it was a cold december
And the dying flames casted their ghostly imprint on the floor
I just wanted it to be tomorrow, but I knew it wasn’t going to happen
As I have been researching the affects of binge watching on one's emotional behavior. I have been struck by a question, does binge watching cause depression or is binge watching an indicator one's depression? In the Huffington Post they referenced a study done at the University of Texas at Austin which stated that the more depressed a person is feeling the more likely they are to binge watch. In short depression leads to binge watching, and other binge behavior in general. This article challenges the belief that binge watching is a harmless way of passing time.
I have created a survey to extend my research that I hope to get a lot of responses to. It will only take 5 minutes and it is anonymous so please take a minute of your time to help me with this project! Thank you!
I am continuing my research on the glamorization and consequent trendiness of depression. This week, I looked to Twitter as a source for information on the topic. I was surprised by how much new and useful information I found. One thing that I found extremely interesting was an article that looks at an antidepressant, Prozac, and how it has became the trendy drug of the decade.
"Born in 1942 to an unexceptional working-class family of Polish origin, Kaczynski demonstrated sufficient mathematical ability to get him to Harvard. Alston Chase, almost his Harvard contemporary and a former professor of philosophy, emphasises the intellectual 'culture of despair' that characterised Ivy League academe at that time and that seems to have influenced the isolated and gnomic Kaczynski." This passage came straight from the article.
Emotional Appeal, method of persuasion that’s designed to create an emotional response. This is the definition that I researched originally from the internet in the dictionary. The work with emotional appeal is as much important and very significant to the work with a Public Health campaign. There is a specific campaign that I found from the US National Library of Medicine/ National Institutes of Health.
For those of you who can’t go a day without checking Twitter, or spend hours scrolling through Tumblr, you have probably noticed an emerging trend. In the past few years, being depressed online has become trendy. The main outlet for this trend is the blogging website, Tumblr. If you google “Tumblr depression” you can have instant access to thousands of blogs, displaying haunting images of slit wrists and quotes about death. The problem is, according to Dr. Stan Kutcher that teenagers are confusing depression, the mental illness, with the challenges of everyday life.
In an article by Breaking News International News Portal, they discuss whether or not binge watching behavior encouraged by Netflix is a sign of depression. My research has showed me that Netflix in fact does affect our mental health. This is not always true though. Often binge watching nNetflix is just a sign of a larger problem, that problem being depression.
My community can view depression in many ways. Some take this as a serious issue topic, but some wouldn’t understand or care much about. Depression can affect almost every age range from young kids, teenagers, and adults. With symptoms of loss of interest, more or less sleep, irritability or aggressive behavior, loss of appetite, suicidal thoughts, self harm and so on. Depression can eventually lead to suicide which is a leading cause of young kids and teen deaths in the US. I believe my community should view depression more seriously and support the ones who have to endure it in their lives.
Recently, I read Willow, by Julia Hoban. I appreciated this book because this book shows what most teenages might be dealing with. The main character deals with deep depression and doesn't know who she is anymore.
On a national scale, Utah has one of the highest suicide rates of any state. For obvious reasons, this concerned me. I decided that for my project, I would try to figure out why our state drives more people to suicide than so many others. My original thinking was that, in a state with such a heavy religious presence, the dominant religion may have something to do with the high suicide rates.
In It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, a teenage boy named Craig is exceptionally smart as well as in love with his best friends girlfriend. When he realizes he’s suicidal, he admits himself to the psychiatric ward of the hospital, and ends up staying there for a week. Since the ward for kids his age is under renovation, he has to stay with adults as well as a few kids his own age. He ends up meeting a girl his own age named Noelle.
Always forgive someone. When you have a problem with someone, try to work it out. You never know what can happen to you or them in the next second, minute, hour, or day. Never hold grudges to someone you love or you will regret it.
Abstract: This research focuses on the negative psychological effects that Tumblr has on teenage girls. The research shows that TUmblr is not only a popular blogging platform, but a social site who's negative blogs impact the psyche of the female youth. The relationship between Tumblr's darkest blogs (Pro-anorexia, suicide, depression, self-harm and thinspiration) and the mental health of it's female followers is extremely important. Countless resources have proven how blogs that glorify unhealthy behavior impact teenage girls.
This paper talks about happiness and what causes it. People used to be a lot happier but in the modern era, people are focused too much on what isn't happening, and don't enjoy the little things. Texting, for example, causes people to focus on what is going on where they are not, and not what is at present in front of them. That being said texting isn't necessarily bad all the time.