Event Title

How to Deal with Problems Often Overlooked in Society

Mentor 1

Dr. Joseph Rein

Location

Union 183

Start Date

24-4-2015 9:40 AM

Description

My goal is to help others have a better understanding of mental illness and addiction. With the media often misinterpreting these aspects and showing the common population these often false ideologies, many have a misunderstanding of what it means to deal with these problems. Through extensive research and personal experiences I would like to help others better understand the difficulties presented by these problems. While media is the main source for material, there are many documentaries and pamphlets on the subjects. While documentaries and pamphlets are a main source of education for these issues, many don’t have ready access to them. And if they do, many will not take the time to grab a pamphlet and read up on a condition that does not affect them personally. These issues touch home with me as they have passed through my family, affecting my relatives and myself. While we have a mutual understanding, outsiders more then often do not. Through the creative flash fiction works I have created on these problems (alcoholism, OCD, depression, and anxiety) I hope to produce work that will make the reader think about the issues at hand, while being entertained by the creative writing aspect. With fictional pieces combined with research the reader will want to continue to read to find out what is happening story wise, all a while absorbing information on overlooked problems in society that would otherwise be disregarded. The final product will hopefully touch the reader, giving them a better look at what it means to deal with these issues and how to handle them with others.

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Apr 24th, 9:40 AM

How to Deal with Problems Often Overlooked in Society

Union 183

My goal is to help others have a better understanding of mental illness and addiction. With the media often misinterpreting these aspects and showing the common population these often false ideologies, many have a misunderstanding of what it means to deal with these problems. Through extensive research and personal experiences I would like to help others better understand the difficulties presented by these problems. While media is the main source for material, there are many documentaries and pamphlets on the subjects. While documentaries and pamphlets are a main source of education for these issues, many don’t have ready access to them. And if they do, many will not take the time to grab a pamphlet and read up on a condition that does not affect them personally. These issues touch home with me as they have passed through my family, affecting my relatives and myself. While we have a mutual understanding, outsiders more then often do not. Through the creative flash fiction works I have created on these problems (alcoholism, OCD, depression, and anxiety) I hope to produce work that will make the reader think about the issues at hand, while being entertained by the creative writing aspect. With fictional pieces combined with research the reader will want to continue to read to find out what is happening story wise, all a while absorbing information on overlooked problems in society that would otherwise be disregarded. The final product will hopefully touch the reader, giving them a better look at what it means to deal with these issues and how to handle them with others.