El Bajo de Papa y Ventura Allende

El Bajo de Papa y Ventura Allende tienen muchas similitudes. En el Bajo de Papa, Beto es el padre y jefe de su casa. El tiene una esposa amorosa y una hija. El es un trabajador duro y está orgulloso de su trabajo. Los medios de comunicación hace que la ciudad creen que el Papa viene a dar a su pueblo en masa. La presa dijo la gente viajaron desde lugares de todo el mundo y gastar su dinero para la comida, el alojamiento, y usar el baño. Beto quiere hacer un aseo y cobrar a la gente a usar esto. En su mente el cree que va a ganar dinero y ayudar a su familia. Cuando llegue el momento, el Papa dice que su masa, pero no es el turno de salida todo el mundo piensa. La gente no come la comida o gastan su dinero en otra parte. Este hace que Beto perder toda su esperanza y le hace quiere renunciar. Pero al final se da cuenta de todo lo que necesita es el amor de su familia y la perseverancia. Ventura Allende es sobre un hombre que es muy pobre y hará cualquier cosa para conseguir lo que quiere. La primera vez que se encuentra con un borrego. El borrego le enoja y se mueve a caballo. El caballo no le da nada. Entonces conoce a un puerco que dice que le tomará a una boda. El puerco es engañosa y no es un buen amigo. En la boda puerco toma egoístamente y roba comida. Ambos hombres tienen diferentes aspectos de la realidad a estar bien con.

Una similitud que tienen es que ambos son pobres y tener esperanza de conseguir lo que quieren. Beto quiere y necesita para mantener a su familia. El hace muchos puestos de trabajo y trabaja con hombres que en última instancia tratan mal. Sin embargo, él todavía trabaja. Ventura es por sí mismo, pero todavía tiene que encontrar comida y dinero. En la historia que él trabaja para esto también. El contraste es que ambos van sobre el de una manera diferente. Creo que Beto es la mejor persona porque hace las cosas con integridad. El trabaja duro y bastante. Ventura usa a la gente y es manipulador. El puerco sabe qué clase de persona es Ventura y se aprovecha de el.

Otra similitud es, tanto Ventura y Beto están siendo seducido por una mentira. Ambos creen que algo va a suceder, porque eso es lo que les han dicho, y eso es lo que quieren creer. Ambos creen que una vez que "esto sucede" van a estar bien y feliz. Ambos son vulnerables y es fácil para ellos creer lo que dicen los demás, incluso si en ese momento no lo creerías.

Por último, la boda y la masa son similares también. Ambos muestran la anticipación del cambio. Ambos hombres han estado en un estado de malo. Hay poco o nada de felicidad. Ellos creían una vez que llegan a estos acontecimientos, las cosas van a cambiar. Ambos no son lo que ellos piensan. Beto pierde casi la totalidad de la masa y sólo lo hace de nuevo al final. Ventura se da cuenta de la boda no va a hacerlo feliz, en lugar hacerlo aún más de un mal hombre.

En conclusión, tanto los hombres luchaban con ambos aspectos de su vida. Beto se dio cuenta de que mantenerse en movimiento con su vida y seguir intentándolo. Ventura no aprendió mucho. Cuando nos enfrentamos a un problema que es importante tener en tratando y trabajando en el resultado. Beto retarta  esto cuando al final de la película, afirma que tiene una idea. A pesar de que todas sus ideas no funcionó antes, el todavía está tratando.

A Recent Paper on Prevention

It is too often that a male or female looks in the mirror and they only judge themselves off of what that one piece of information conveys. They let body image solely depict what their self-worth is. This mental representation we create can distort reality for many. Bringing attention to body image, everyone especially teenagers are growing into their bodies that they will keep for the rest of their lives. I believe body image strongly influences behavior and self-esteem that may or may not lead to a depression. It is not uncommon to hear teenagers going into a depression for the starting reason of weight gain or loss and therefore creating other problems including anorexia, bulimia, or depression.

Body image has not always been a major problem that we as humans have faced. I believe it is the emphasis of unrealistic views we have about celebrities, models, and human distortions, that drives this force to a negative force. With this aspect combined with the increase in human weight due to fast food, food production, and genetic composition, we find ourselves getting “fatter” when society what's us to be “skinnier”. It is important to solve this problem for many reasons. The first is when people have a negative body image this creates stress in their lives and therefore brains. This stress and strife create depression that is unnecessary and many do not seek treatment. The next reason is due to health risks and fatalities. Body image can be so bad that death can arise. According to National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 24 million male and female of all ages suffer from this disorder. In fact, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

I believe awareness is key. Bringing awareness can filter in prevention, treatment, and recovery. One may not even know they have this illness and making them see their struggle in a new way can help. We must start bringing awareness at a young age and show them why negative body image should not matter.

For my prevention proposal, I would like to bring awareness to a middle school and high school and talk to them weekly. I will pick St.Thomas Aquinas middle school and St. Pius high school.  I would like to see and talk to people of all ages but mainly female teenagers and young adults who live a healthy lifestyle and have a healthy mind. This resonates with me because I could easily be one of these girls where prevention can make a difference.  Negative body image can keep a person down for years and stop them from doing things they love and finding happiness. This is my motivator.

To prevent this distortion of body image, they can share their thoughts and feelings and we can share information. There will be 15 educated preventers. These preventers will be taught how to teach other about depression, anorexia, bulimia and other aspects of body image. The educated preventers will stay with the same people as the year goes on. They will each have 10 students. We will also have another middle school and high school where we do not meet with them weekly. The middle school and high school will be Albuquerque Academy. The educated preventers will only meet at the beginning and end of this trial. All students will write a paper about how they see themselves at the beginning of the school year. Then we will have them write a finalized version at the end. This will show us how they personally see themselves and feel. Then, once a week the dependent group will be talked with, given information about anorexia, bulimia, and depression, and how to prevent this. Since there is no known way to prevent anorexia or bulimia therefore knowing the early signs and seeking treatment can prevent complications. I believe that the students who were not spoken with will have a higher percentage of an eating disorder or depression.

After some research and brainstorming I have thought of aspects to talk to the students about.  This will make the prevention plausible because we will be able to use concrete concepts with the students. The educators will first start off being a positive role model. They can look at their own beliefs and think about their feelings about food and weight, being fat and being thin and the ways that one should cope with stressful situations. They can express positive image by commenting on positive aspects about their body. Also, commenting on all emotions about their body and what can be done to fix or come to terms. The next aspect the educators should teach is the students should have a healthy relationship with food. Eating well-balanced non-restrictive meals and snacks when one is hungry. Eating foods that one enjoys and stop eating until you are full.  They should touch on considering all foods “good food” because all food contains energy and nutrients to fuel your activities. Positive affirmations are a great idea too. Showing people you believe and encouraging other to do the same is a great way to prevent negative body image. Lastly, they can learn aspects about working out, staying healthy and having fun while doing this. Once these aspects have been taught and attained, the students can verbalize the warning signs and detection of disordered eating. They can be taught about the Female Athlete Triad and other aspects about athlete body issues. Many more aspects will be taught and the students will be able to ask questions they have.

There are many ways we can use methods that have proven to work and incorporate them into this prevention. Beardslee had a cognitive behavior program which consisted of 8 weekly 90-minute group sessions followed by 6 monthly continuation sessions. Adolescents were randomly assigned to either the CBP program or usual care. As a result, youths in the CBP condition had significantly fewer onsets of depressive episodes compared with those in UC. Like Beardslee we can use the hands on communication with these students. We can keep a journal and keep communication strong by telling them it is okay to talk out loud about their thoughts and feelings. Also, like Monidrome, we must give a detailed correct idea of what to expect or manage. Monidorme states that “depression can cause weight gain” and therefore I believe can filter a distorted body image. According to Monidrome the symptoms of depression can include depressed mood, loss of ability to feel pleasure, social withdrawal, poor concentration, sleep disturbances, appetite disturbances, constipation, fatigue, and headaches. All of these symptoms can add to the frustration of the distorted body image and add to anorexia and bulimia. This research that we gain from seeing the different groups will prove if prevention does work.  A complete evaluation will be filled out by both groups, the dependent and independent group. They will all write a journal entry describing how they feel and what they think about their bodies at the end. This will be cross correlated and researched. Then I will mark the journals as improved on a scale of one to ten. This will then permit me to create a line graph to show the correlation between where the people are in terms of body image.

In conclusion, I believe that body image and ideas for a person will always change. Our bodies change, mind changes, and life in general will change. Teaching these children the basics of all is the key to prevent any issues they may see in the future. Knowing the facts and signs of depression is extremely beneficail because when one sees this they can act quickly and find treatment immediatly.

Works Cited

"ANAD." Bulimia Nervosa « National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 July 2014.

Beardslee, WR. "Prevention of Depression in At-risk Adolescents: Longer-term Effects." (n.d.): n. pag. Web.

"Eating Disorders." KidsHealth. Ed. Michelle New. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Jan. 2011. Web. 24 July 2014.

Diagnosis and Medication of Youth

There is currently a widespread concern in our society that there is an increasing prescription of psychotropic medications to young people. There are many reasons why there is such an increase but the real question is, it is the right and safe choice to be prescribing these medications to our youth. In recent years, depression is now understood as a mental illness and are not just symptoms but sometimes biological problems. I believe people are getting prescribed these medications more now than in the past because it is easier detected and we have more understanding of dealing with it. Alongside this information, doctors are being put in a bind because there is little money for psychotherapy and easy and quicker access to medication. I believe the circumstances where it is a clear benefit to take medication is when the person cannot live normally without the drug and it is altering their life. The specific risks that are necessary to evaluate are whether this medication is good for the long term and not solely short term. If any physical symptoms begin medication should be stopped or changed immediately. Another risk is being self reliant and thinking medication is necessary and the only answer to the illness. Drugs can gain a tolerance and then more drugs will have to be taken which is not always the best thing. I believe diagnosis matters and that each person should be prescribed medication to their own lives. Each person should be monitored regularly no matter what the case may be.  Due to the genetic and biological influence, I think that some people do actually need the medication. Is is not their fault they feel the way they do. I think our culture has the go go go mentality. We are lucky enough to be able to have immediate answers at times but we must not rush our diagnosis. A child should only receive medication when all other aspects have been trialed. I don’t believe doctors or parents are doing anything wrong. These illnesses that children have to deal with are extremely hard undertakings. I think if one holds their values close and are resilient, a fix whether it's medication or other therapies can change a person's life.