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The Burn Journals

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I don’t want to get out of bed.I’m so stupid.I did so many things wrong.I don’t know what to do.I’m going to be in so much trouble.What a...
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SUMMARY: Brent Runyon is fourteen and has been depressed for a while. One day when he came home from a bad day at school he doused his bathrob in gasoline, and lit a match. Over 85% of his body had third degree burns. While at recovery he starts to questions why he decided to attempt this. He goes through a complicated journey from going to rehab then back to school and also from suicide attempt to the emotion mainstream of life. After everything he also has to learn how to love himself again before he can find love in others.

 

 

 

REVIEW: I recommend that the people who read this book and find a bad situation funny. There are points when you feel like reaching through the book and giving him a hug but then he turns around and says something funny and you can’t help but laugh. It shows how people can go through something so serious, but in the end they can come out on top. It shows teenagers that are either struggling with deoression or teenagers who know someone with depression how to help and what to look for. Brent goes through the recovery process and even though it does get a little gruesome at times it shows that people are there for you even if you think there is no one.

 

 

 

Theme/Moral: The moral or theme of this book, in my opinion, is that there is a way to recover from depression and suicide attempt you just have to be willing and you have to put forth effort. It is also learning how to overcome something so serious. Brent has to go through recovery form setting himself on fire and when he is finally able to go back home he doesn't know if he even wants to have to deal with the stares people will give him and the emotion that will come with seeing where the attepmt happened.

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Depression Naperville, Illinois (IL) - Edward Hospital and Health Services

Depression Naperville, Illinois (IL) - Edward Hospital and Health Services | The Burn Journals- Independent reading | Scoop.it
Get professional depression treatment from the mental health experts at Linden Oaks in Naperville, IL.
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SUMMARY: Linden Oaks offers a way to recovery from depression that fits your needs. For example they offer: Therapy, inpatient and/or outpatient services, medication, and specialized programs for adolescents, adults, and teens. Linden Oaks treatment helps you find coping skills and techniques to understand what triggers the depression and help figure out why you feel this way.

 

 

CONNECTION: Linden Oaks connects to my book because Brent talks about the recovery process he goes through. He has to go to physical therapy also. He has to recover from over 80% of his body being burned. He also talks about how he hates talking to the therapist because they will just judge him and that no one will understand him.

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The Film: Watch the Documentary | Cry for Help | PBS

Two years after the country was rattled by the Virginia Tech shooting that left 33 dead, THIRTEEN takes a critical look at the issues surrounding teen
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SUMMARY: The video shows how everyone can feel depressed.It also shows that people become depressed after a traumatizing event, which then people develope PTSD. People always say that the ones who try to commit suicide just want attention, so why not give them attention. The people who are depressed feel alone and lost. Most people only pay attention to something major that happens, for example, school shootings or if a student commits suicide. No one ever hears the students crying for help that make no sound. Look and reach out for everyone.

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Cutters Don't Cry (SoCal, #1)

Cutters Don't Cry (SoCal, #1) | The Burn Journals- Independent reading | Scoop.it
19-year-old Charity Graff engages in self-harm. More specifically she cuts herself to numb emotions. In a series of raw journal entries, ...
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SUMMARY: Charity Graff makes herself feel numb from the emotions but enflicting selfharm. She writes journal entries to her father about what has been happening in her life and why she does the things she does, but her dad hasn't been in her life for the past 18 years.

 

 

CONNECTION: The thing these two books have in coomon are the fact that they are both about selfharm. Even though Charity's life isn't about going to rehabe and back she struggles with her inablitiy to talk about her feelings openingly. On the other hand Brent is open about everything. They both feel like they aren't good enough and that pain will help take away what they are feeling. The books also show the struggle of how diffrent people cope with things and that it can happen at any age.

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Depression

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SUMMARY: In the article it states, “No one knows the fundamental cause of major depression.” Major depression compared to just a sad mood is the fact that depression stays longer. Depression can last for 2 weeks, while if your sad or upset the mood should last just a couple of minuets. “Depression may ne more a biological than psychological disorder.” Scientist believe that the disorder could be caused by certain chemicals in your body being at a low level. These symptoms occur: (1) loss of appetite; (2) fatigue (tiredness); (3) difficulty sleeping; (4) feelings of guilt or worthlessness; (5) lack of concentration; (6) thoughts of death, often including suicidal thoughts or plans, or even a suicide attempt

 

 

CONNECTION: This article connects to my book because it states some symptoms of depression, for example Brent (the main character) had the need to be perfect. He did not want to disappoint his parents or his friends. He was expressing the symptoms of feeling guilt or worthlessness. While reading he tells you about how he goes through class with this dazed look on his face and he tells you about the doodles in his notebook. The symptom of that is the lack of concentration. With this it shows that he was not just sad but he did suffer from depression.

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Children's Memorial Hospital

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DESCRIBE: Children's Mermorial Hospital is a rehab center for kids and young teen adults. It is where kids can get help with over coming depression or an eating disorder and so much more. They help you over come your disorder.

 

 

CONNECTION: After Brent’s attempt they rush him to the hospital to get everything under control. After he comes out of surgery he wakes up in Children’s. There are bandages all over him and he can’t talk. He soon falls asleep again, when he wakes up there is a nurse standing over him named Tina. Tina is his nurse and is going to help him recover. While at Children’s Brent feels like it is a second home and that everyone there cares for him and loves him.

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