Part One: Organizing your ideas
How does the death of a parent as an adolescent impact the future life of the child?
- How does one interact with a teenager in the grieving process?
- How common/unique is the death of a parent as a teenager?
- How does one cope with a large event where a parent should attend?
- What support is needed?
- What are different reactions teenagers could get?
- What are the emotions?
- How could emotions lead to psychological disorders?
- Could the death of a parent influence the well-being of the child?
- What is the most common illness after the death of a parent?
- What is a psychological illness?
Part Two: It’s all about scenes & Part Three: Organize your scenes
List of scenes:
- Discovering my mom’s death as I was about to eat breakfast at camp, my happy place
- Going to the family hope and cope psychologist and walking out of the room
- Being forced to get psychological help when it was unwanted and wanted to be alone
- Being in palliative care, sleeping there for nights
- The Shiva house, sitting on the uncomfortable chairs (Frogalina)
- The funeral, no tears, there to support other family members
- Bullies in high school laughing at me that I don’t have a mom
- Living in fear that someone will hurt me, rumors behind my back, did stupid things to make me feel better
- Ran the bereavement group in high school for other students who lost a parent
- Seeing the ambulances outside Brady’s house as his mom was getting taken away from him and his family
- Hearing the news that Debbie won’t be coming home
- Having panic attacks very often re-picturing/ imaging the situation.
- Thinking everything I do will trigger something else and leave in constant fear and panic
- Recurrent memories and flashbacks to the event
Part Four: Creating an Outline