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There are many countries and party’s that control what you read, hear and know, the government controls the flow of information. The novel 1984 written by George Orwell is about how big brother controls the flow of information, including the way they think. Censoring of media and the flow of information very rarely causes an issue. A lot of the times, censoring of media includes inappropriate books and books about death and things like that. Censoring of media does not include controlling what people think. Towards the end of this novel, Winston is arrested and tortured. Big brother tortures and brain washes people because he wants to ensure that they will not commit crimes in the future, but how does he know that the people will commit crimes? Big brother wants everyone to support...
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The CDC says 4,400 deaths per year are caused by suicide. That’s 4,400 wives, husbands, daughters, and sons who will never be seen again; the only relics of their lives are the hurt souls of their loved ones and the photos of their drained faces. These 4,400 will never hear another “I love you” or see another rainbow; these 4,400 people will never have the chance to be happy. If this isn’t terrifying enough, the CDC states that over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. According to Yale University, bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. As bullying continues to occur, the numbers will continue to...
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What does poverty mean to me? By: Jett Sutton The effects of poverty are more than just missing a meal. Millions and Millions of families struggle with chronic food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition. When families don’t have the food that their minds and bodies desire, their health and livelihood falter, trapping them in a vicious cycle of affecting one generation after another. The only way to combat the problem is to break the cycle of poverty and build strong communities. This enables every person to have enough nutritious food to live a healthy and productive life that many people deserve. While I read The Part Time Indian, the main character Junior seems to be the definition of poverty. The lack of food, resources and transportation he experiences makes the reader feel...
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Decreasing Suicide By the time you finish reading this essay, about 5 people will have died from suicide; and even more attempted it, resulting in about 800,000-1,000,000 suicides a year. This is shocking, however, there is a way to decrease this number by recognizing when someone is at risk for suicide and helping them receive treatment. One major factor that puts someone at risk for suicide is a mental illness like depression. In the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest, the main character, Conrad, has depression and attempted to kill himself. Through treatment at a hospital, his psychiatrist, and support he is able to gain hope about his future again. By helping people with depression and taking it seriously, the total number of suicides a year can decrease. To know if someone...
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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” We, as American citizens, have the something called the First Amendment which allows citizens to freely express themselves. The first amendment is arguable the most important amendment for America and its people. Everyone should have the right to express themselves in their words, actions, and even just showing the religion/beliefs they have. In the novel 1984, Winston, the main character, lives in a totalitarian society where freedom of speech, press, religion, and overall expression is forbidden. Although not always...
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Suicide is the leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18 (http://prp.jasonfoundation.com) reason for this lead in death being depression. Depression is a disease which makes a person to have a lack of energy and dislike themselves. The effects of depression are described in the book Ordinary People, about a boy named Conrad who suffers from depression and has cut and attempted to kill himself as a result of it. Showing the extent that people go to because of depression this shows that this issue needs to be addressed and more needs to be done. Depression can strain from many different places, one of these being stress and overscheduling. Stress for teens can cause prevent them from having free time and time with friends. With the immense amount of stress and pressure...
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Suicide effects a lot of people, with some people you may not realize until it’s too late. In the novel ordinary people by Judith guest one of the main characters, Conrad, suffers from depression and even attempted suicide. A lot of people may never know until it’s too late or just not know how to help. No matter what I think any help at all is good. Suicide is not a thing you would normally think about unless you/someone you know is thinking about doing it, it was in the news, or just on a tv show or movie you just watched. In ordinary people suicide and depression are talked about all throughout the book. It’s a very big deal in the circle of people inside the book. Conrad handles his depression fairly well after his suicide attempt. He does what he wants to do and thinks for...
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The Downfall of Freedom of Expression Makenna McDowell “Social media and messaging apps are inaccessible for 38% of all internet users. And 33% of citizens live in countries where discussion of LGBTQ issues is off limits under threat of punishment.” (“internet.”) Censorship is a reoccurring event used by the government to limit access to social media, print media, and the overall flow of information to the public. In India, the government is seeking strategies to restrict freedom of expression, including recent attempts to limit access to the internet and the freedom of Indian television (The Editorial Board.) In addition, the government bans and censors’ books like, Harry Potter, Where the Sidewalk Ends, How to Kill a Mockingbird, and even Winnie the Pooh. The government should not...
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Mental health In today’s world, it is very common to hear the words “mental health”. Teens all over the world struggle with mental health disorders. Mental illness is a crisis in our society that we need to address. One of the primary ways that we can help is to reduce the stigma around the issue. Reducing the stigma around mental health will increase the likelihood of people feeling safe enough to access help. Increased access to services and support will help reduce negative outcomes and improve quality of life for people with mental illness. In 2017 there was a total of 6,213 suicides in the UK and Republic of Ireland. (Samaritans.org). Unfortunately, there is a negative stigma surrounding mental illness and people who suffer from it. Stigma can cause the person to be unwilling...
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Mental health has always been a taboo topic in conversations, more of a don’t ask don’t tell topic rather than something people feel they can openly discuss. This has severely stunted our society with making professional mental help accessible to those who want and or need it. With outrageous prices and depending on location having to travel, many people who would greatly benefit from some form of therapy are denied that help because of this. In the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest we see the benefit of therapy highlighted through both Conrad and Calvin, they both have their own setbacks with mental health, and they see Dr. Berger and by the end of the novel they are both shown to be on the path to healing. This is only one, fictional but very real, example of therapy being...
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