lunes, 27 de enero de 2014

Task about "Girl, interrupted". Part II

The treatment.

1.What do you know about electric shock treatment for mental illnesses?

2. Do you think electric shock treatment is forbidden nowadays?

3. Can you name another form of treatment that would be used nowadays? (For example talking therapy in groups/ creative therapy)

sábado, 25 de enero de 2014

Entrega de alimentos a Bancosol. Alumnos 1º Bachilerato.

Task about "girl, interrupted". First part.

Work in group:

Girl, Interrupted is a best-selling 1993 memoir by American author Susanna Kaysen, relating her experiences as a young woman in a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. The memoir's title is a reference to the Vermeer painting Girl Interrupted at her Music.

First of all

1. Did you know that people could smoke inside a hospital in the sixties?

2. Who was the president of USA in  1962?

3. When was he assassinated? Where?

4. What is the difference between the sixties in USA and in Spain?

The diagnosis

1. Do you remember the diagnosis of Susan (Winona Ryder)?

2. Did you recognise any cases of anorexia or other nutricional illnesses in the film?

3. Do you think that nowadays, a person with borderline personality disorder would be hospitalised?

4. Do you think that the pressures of her society and family are contributing factors to her illness?

5. Do you think that a person who attempts to comit suicide should go to a mental hospital?

"Girl, interrupted ".Quotes. Mental health.

"Girl, interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen

“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.”
“The only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.”  
“Was I ever crazy? Maybe. Or maybe life is… Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends.”