- Discover essay samples

Forgotten Kids

4.9 of 5.0 (148 reviews)

391 words

Forgotten Kids Page 1
The above thumbnails are of reduced quality. To view the work in full quality, click download.

Forgotten Kids

Forgotten Kids are children that have disabilities that are barely visible. They have their arms and legs, can see and hear, run, play, etc., but most have never been invited to a birthday party or to a sleep over. They are the last to be chosen to play and the first to be blamed. Their illnesses aren't fatal, but a small part of their hearts and souls die with every rejection. Their behaviors seem odd or unpredictable to themselves as much as to society. They are misunderstood and overlooked, thus the name 'Forgotten Kids.' Maybe I can bring understanding by showing and providing insight into the life of a child struck with mental illness and hopefully people will realize that my child is just as special as the next.

An estimated 7,000,000 children in Missouri that suffers from these 'invisible disabilities.' Mental illness not only affects the life of the child but the whole community. I live with this fact every day because my son suffers from Bipolar, better known as Manic Depression. Bipolar children long to be free of the strange feelings of sadness or euphoria and the voices that torment them. They wish for a good nights sleep and hope for a day when they can put their words on paper. They dream of friends who don't abandon them when their moods change; and look for a miracle in the eyes of doctors who don't always believe that bipolar can happen to a child. Until society becomes more aware and accepting of these illnesses, our future children with these disabilities stand no chance.

My son,was diagnosed at age nine after his third stay in a child's psychiatric unit. He was admitted following a period of behaviors I could not understand nor control. I remember him being 'different' (I now know he was Manic) as far back as three years old, leaving me with raging emotions of guilt, shame, loss and grief. By age nine, he had begun lying, stealing, destroying property, setting fires, and hurting himself (these are called rages.) He had no friends at school, though he would say that wasn't true. He was filled with an anger I could not comprehend. Most people who knew us said it was my fault as a parent ...

You are currently seeing 50% of this paper.

You're seeing 391 words of 781.

Keywords: forgotten kids shows, forgotten kids movies, forgotten explained, forgotten code

Similar essays

Borderline Personality Disorde

r (BPD) is one of the most controversial diagnoses in psychology today. Ever since it was introduced in the DSM, psychologists and psychiatrists have been trying to give the concepts behind r a concrete form. Some researchers believe that BPD is a name given to the end result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that the term BPD has been s...

10 reviews
Toronto Homeless

One of the largest growing concerns in Toronto is the constantly increasing number of citizens who are finding themselves living on the streets. With the decrease in the number of jobs that do not require a high school diploma, the population of homeless people has literally boomed. My questions are not as simple to answer as they may appear. Why...

91 reviews
Being Popular

Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem among many young people. Most drug and alcohol abuse happens on the weekend at a party or at a friend's house. Young people want to be popular and fit in, and if fitting in means drinking or using drugs, they are going to do it. After a few parties, and a few nights out at a friend's house,young peopl...

200 reviews
How Tv Impacts Teens

Bud...Weis... Er!' This is a phrase that teenagers hear everyday. Where do they hear this? They hear it on TV. It is a phrase used in a commercial for beer. This phrase is used to attract people's attention including teenagers. This is one of many problems with TV these days. TV teaches teens the wrong material. Some of the other problems with TV i...

209 reviews
Power, gender and advertising

POWER, GENDER, AND ADVERTISING. When society thinks of a male figure, they right away portray images such as guns, sports, and muscles. Most men (especially young men) identify with commercial advertisements. For example, the Gillette Company shows an commercial where a good looking man, with big muscles, half naked, and su...

151 reviews
Atsisiųsti šį darbą