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It's Kind Of A Funny Story

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Gillianne Paddon

on 7 June 2013

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By Gillianne Paddon It's Kind Of A Funny Story Craig's Story Noelle Other Characters: Symptoms Clinical Depression: Treatment Plot Summary Craig is a 16 year old who, after realizing he's not just stressed or depressed, he's to the point of being suicidal, checks himself into a psychiatric ward. He expects to be examined, given some drugs, and sent home in time for school, but he is required to remain for 5 days. In this time he develops friendships with the other patients and discovers that he could have unlimited other problems and is lucky in the support system he has. Through these friendships and his time in the ward, 3 North, he learns ways in which he can cope with his problems through different therapies. When he leaves, he is not cured, but has realized his aspirations in life. "The difference between today and last Saturday is that for the first time in a while, I can look forward to the things I want to do in my life." *Zoloft
*Group therapy
*Art and music therapy
*Cognitive behavioural therapy
*Client-centered therapy Craig feels as though he has no legitimite reason to be depressed because his issues are not the common "dramatic" issues generally asscociated with depression. Part of the reason for Craigs depression is his schooling, he s in the gifted program and his father continues to push him to excel. Craig has an application for a prestigious summer school, that his father is pressuring him to get in to, and the deadline is fast approaching. Besides all of this, he is in love with his best friend's girlfriend. Craig also has a case of anxiety, whcih leads vomitting in stressful situations. Bobby Noelle is in 3 North because not only does she have depression, but has tried to commit sucide and cuts herself. She is a reserved character at first, but once she gets to know Craig better, she reveals her excentric and confident personality. Noelle and Craig end up develop a relationship and help each other deal with their disorders. Bobby is a quirky character, who has made the best out of being in the psych ward of the hospital. He has a daughter and wants the hospital to help him get better so he can develop a stronger relationship with her. Bobby is Craig's mentor throughout his stay, but Craig helps Bobby rebuild his confidence. *Thoughts of suicide
*Sense of Worthlessness
*Loss of interest in regular activities
*withdrawl from social situations
*depressed mood
*decreased concentration
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