The Glass Castle Real World Issues

By: Melissa Trejo

Mental Health Conditions

Mental illness is a term that is often used to refer to a wide range of mental health conditions that can be diagnosed by a health care professional. A mental health condition isn’t the result of one event. Genetics, environment and lifestyle combine to influence whether someone develops a mental health condition. A stressful job or home life makes some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events like being the victim of a crime. Biochemical processes and circuits as well as basic brain structure may play a role too.

This Relates To the book "Glass Castle" because Jeanettes Parents lost the capacity to be Reasonably.

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REBELLION( Civil Disobedience )

Civil disobedience is when you stand up to the law or protest it, but use no violence

The refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest.

He protested hospitals in his own way by not checking them out or paying the hospital bills.He believed that there was no point in going to the hospital so when his family did, he would go in, and run them out.

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Living with a non-recovering alcoholic in the family can contribute to stress for all members of the family. Each member may be affected differently.

"Not all alcoholic families experience or react to this stress in the same way. The level of dysfunction or resiliency of the non-alcoholic spouse is a key factor in the effects of problems impacting children."

This relates to the book glass castle because the father has unstable mind and he is stobbern and he was so used to drinking that he loved it way too much to quit drinking whenever he drinked he always turned into this vicious person in the house.

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On May 20, 2009, the homelessness act was signed and passed.The proposed rule was released and provided necessary clarification on terms within the statutory definitions of "homeless," "homeless individual," "homeless person," and "homeless individual with a disability" and contained proposed recordkeeping requirements designed to assist communities appropriately document an individual or family's homeless.

This relates to the book because the family didnt have food and they lived in really old houses.

The walls family were once reffered as homeless people because they never had food or clothes. most of the time they did have a home but it was really old.


In the parent-child relationship, parents have some basic rights and responsibilities. Both parents automatically have the right to make decisions about the child's education, religion, health care, and other important concerns.

Rosemary and Rex should have definitely lost their parent rights for not supporting their own children ,never took care of them and supplied them with food, clothes, etc.


Educational Neglect is a parent or guardian's failure to ensure the child attends school as required by law.No they did not neglect education to their kids because they never stopped them from going to school. except for the time they homeschooled their kids and taught them stuff. jeannettes father rex actually even gave his money that he had won from games to jeannette so she could've gone to college. so no i do not think that her parents neglected education to them.

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