Mental Illness In The Glass Castle Essay

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In the Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls writes about her early childhood struggles, which included some of her mom’s crazy episodes. Jeannette knows that her mom has some degree of mental illness that had caused her emotional breakdowns, bipolar behavior, compulsive lying, and lack of responsibility. It was also clear that Mrs. Walls lacked common sense and reason when she had possession of a million dollar property but refused to use the money to pay for the family’s needs. In the end, the children were able to cope with their mom’s instability. They found out how to understand her and how to effectively communicate with her. When Jeannette released her memoir, many readers came forward to share similar stories of mentally unstable relatives. This type of illness is still relevant in today’s society, and it affects many families as it did the Walls in Glass Castle. Mental illness develops when someone’s thinking process and emotions aren’t functioning normally, and it affects that person’s daily activities and how that person interacts …show more content…
Every case is unique and comes with its own set of causes, side effects, and remedies. It is always important to be accepting of those who struggle with psychological illness. Whether it is their fault for developing the case or not, they don’t deserve to be ridiculed for their handicap. It’s also important to do everything possible to save someone from their illness. Nobody should be so burdened by a mental case that they feel the need to end their life. Despite Rosemary Walls’ bipolar disorder, she usually had a positive outlook on life as seen in her quote from the Glass Castle, “You 've got to get right back in the saddle. You can 't live in fear of something as basic as fire.” Hopefully, the people who are suffering can recover from their illness and psychologically bounce back into

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