Trauma is a life-changing encounter of overwhelming distress that influences every decision thereafter. Whether the severity of one’s suffering comes in the form of physical interaction or an emotional lapse, both generate troubling coping mechanisms for an individual. Suffering from physical interaction coincides with any physical or verbal abuse while an emotional lapse relates to an extensive use of neglect towards an individual. Being that children are more mentally malleable at their age, any experience of distress definitely plays a role in their mental health which is contributed by identifiable symptoms that are sometimes not recognized until their adulthood. Amy Morin’s article, “The Effects of Childhood Trauma,” argues how both one-time and repeated events can take an emotional toll on a child despite the belief that their age will not allow them to remember each event as an adult which calls for professional help when dealing with trauma. In the same sense, author Karyl McBride utilizes her article, “The Long-Term Impact of Neglectful Parents,” to validate how the humiliation in neglect produces a lifetime difficulty in emotional development. Morin and McBride collectively contend to mental health problems being a leading factor in adulthood based on childhood traumatic experiences intending to bring awareness and minimize controllable mental health issues.
In today’s society, electronics have completely consumed everyone from infants to adults. They have become the center of life and it seems like we must get the newest technology as soon as it comes out. The most essential piece of technology now is a cell phone, it allows people to communicate instantly with anyone, from anywhere, at anytime. This is incredible when you are far from someone you need to communicate with, however it has changed us into lazy beings that take advantage of this and just text people that are near us. Technology gives us the chance to be antisocial extroverts by being able to communicate without having to have physical interactions.
In conclusion, the articles of Morin and McBride are impressive in bringing awareness to mental health issues that generate at such a young age as they take a stand in voicing the feelings of a traumatized child. Although McBride’s article, “The Long-Term Impact of Neglectful Parents,” is extensively adequate in its emotional appeal for both sympathetic view and profound accountability, Morin’s article, “The Effects of Childhood Trauma,” is presumably more effective as it reflects on the severity of childhood trauma in adulthood. The sufficiency of this article is untimely because people are more prone to react to effects that are more detrimental to one’s mental health. Additionally, Morin’s effectiveness does not deem McBride’s article necessarily ineffective because the article is still able to get its message to its audience. Through these articles parents are now held responsible and given an opportunity to either prevent danger or repair the damage already done.
In conclusion, technology is a double edged sword that can both help and hurt interaction between people. It allows long distance communication, but robs us of the connection you get when talking to an actual human being. It has connected the younger generations, and some of the older generations, by giving the option to communicate in demand. If used incorrectly however, it can cause damage. People can say whatever, to whomever with no immediate consequence. Yes it is nice, but I much prefer to have the human connection and immediate response that can only be gained from a one on one conversation.