Category: W4 Activity

True Life: I have PTSD

The episode True Life: I have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder follows the post-deployment stories of 3 individuals suffering from the insidious and long-term psychological repercussions of their tours in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. The MTV reality show is generally based…

I’m Deaf

I chose to watch the episode of True Life that follows two young deaf people.  Both Christopher and Amanda were born deaf and have decided to integrate in the hearing world.  Being deaf is a condition where there is partial…

True Life: The Benjamins

The Episode of True Life I watched was The Benjamins. The illness narrative shared the quest narrative of two brothers, named Kenny and Brad, on the autism spectrum. Essentially, this story is told to show what it is like to…

I have Narcolepsy

I chose to watch the True Life episode that documented two young people with Narcolepsy and Cataplexy. In the episode, the two were diagnosed with Narcolepsy four months prior to the airing of the show, and is now starting to…

I Have Orthorexia

For 22 year-old model and actress, Spring, Orthorexia, or a severely limited diet, is her way of staying slim for the cameras. She reports how expensive it is for her to eat the way she does, and how hard maintaining…

I Have Narcolepsy

  The True Life video that I chose to watch was about Narcolepsy and Cataplexy. First Narcolepsy is a sleepiness that usually occurs in boring, inactive situations and is partially relieved by motor activity and mental stimulation. (Desforges 1990). In…

I Have Narcolepsy

This episode documents two young women suffering from both narcolepsy and cataplexy. Narcolepsy affects sleeping patterns and causes excessive daytime sleeping, while cataplexy results in sudden loss of muscle control. Their narratives shift between two models moving from a chaos…

I Have Social Anxiety

In this episode of True Life: I Have Social Anxiety, we hear the stories of Nonie and Scott who both suffer from extreme social anxiety. Both fear being around other people, especially strangers. Social Anxiety has a negative culture and…

I Have Schizophrenia

The “True Life” episode I chose focused on schizophrenia. This is the topic I’m researching for the Weebly assignment and I thought it would give a nice overview of the experience individuals have when diagnosed with schizophrenia. The episode followed…