Lesson 1 (from Prologue: I Hate Myself and I Want to Die)
This novel is about mental illness, specifically depression. This lesson explores how familiar the students are with depression and uncovers any personal stories they might have with the disease.
Initially when Elizabeth is experiencing her symptoms, the medical field of mental health is new and developing. Open up a discussion with the class about depression to see how familiar they are with this disease. Ask the class at large to describe what they believe depression is and some common treatments. Do they know anyone who has experienced these symptoms?
Homework: Write a few pages about depression and what it means to the student. Have they ever experienced depression symptoms? Can they relate with some of the events going on in Elizabeth's life? Do they have family members or close friends afflicted with the disease?
Lesson 2 (from Prologue: I Hate Myself and I Want to Die)
Prescription drugs are an integral part of Elizabeth's life...
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