Pinterest Flint resident Andrew Watson drops to the floor in tears and a resident holds a jug of contaminated water as Flint police stand guard at the city council chamber doors. And they want answers. The water resource center, one of five currently operating in the city, has been busy:
There is the equally valid litany of "what went right? She was not a stereotypically brilliant but eccentric loner. Yet the shortness of Plath's life, plus her suicide, leads most of us to wonder about her tragic death.
Perhaps Plath was one of the first of the post-World War II, posts era women who lived lives of intensity, creativity, and success, and died early of some kind of self-abuse. Sensitive artists, frustrated by a world that they found cruel, demanding, seductive and bewildering — these poets, musicians, and artists of varying kinds took excesses of different kinds of drugs.
We witnessed the drug-related deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, the suicides of Marilyn Monroe and the poet John Berryman, and the alcoholism of many creative men and women. We look to modern society for the sociological causes for these self-destructive phenomena, to the human mind for the psychological causes, and to the individual characters of the personalities involved for the specific reasons for the early loss of our creative spirits.
In Sylvia Plath, all these causes can be duly noted. But still we wonder: Is it not possible to have more specific answers, more scientific approaches? One of the latest approaches to mental illness is physiological. These various syndromes may be genetically, or chromosomally, transmitted.
Manic-depression and schizophrenia are now suspected to run in certain families and are being treated with chemicals such as lithium with some degree of success.
The idea that any mental disorder is physically inherited is disturbing and frightening to many Americans, especially since our country has emphasized the psychoanalytical approach to curing emotional problems.
One remembers Ingmar Bergman's classic film Through a Glass Darkly; there, a young woman is going mad, again, and we learn that her mother died in an institution for the insane.
Scandanavia has long realized and accepted the notion that perhaps madness can be inherited. America is only now considering the theory, guardedly.
In the controversy over cause, however, we should not lose sight of remedies that alleviate or help control the condition. It is clear that psychoanalysis and psychiatric therapy have helped many people. Others claim relief from drugs and even electro-shock therapy. Soon we may have tests, taken from body samples, that will pinpoint specific deficiencies in the body that, when corrected, will lead the patient to renewed mental vigor.
Currently some doctors do hair analyses to see if certain nutrients are lacking in a person's body. This and other methods, especially those related to the health food movement, are frowned on by the traditional medical profession. Yet the need for extra vitamin C and its usefulness in preventing colds, or even cancer, is a controversy that continues.Panel from 8-Bit Theater, by Bryan Clevinger.
I’ve been trying to write a post about critical hits and fumbles for awhile now.
A stupidly long while, actually. Like, a . This page examines the book's statistical output (Appendix 4, p. ) and the authors' interpretation (Chapter 5, p. ). In this analysis, HM used their 3-variable model to predict whether white NLSY cases lived above or below the POVERTY level.
Teaching critical thinking in the classroom has been a hot topic in education for decades, with new innovation and experimental ideas being pushed into schools. One impressive aspect of the PlayPump story is the dedication by some of its early proponents, including the Case Foundation and Save the Children, to learn from the experience..
We’ll only be able to solve water challenges through innovation, and with that comes the risk of failure. nber working paper series the financial crisis and the policy responses: an empirical analysis of what went wrong john b.
taylor working paper A Critical Analysis of the Key National Security Issues Faced in the Post-Vietnam War Period There have been a lot of developments that happened during the Vietnam War that concerns the key national security issues of the country.