Franklin Sims is a 21-year old single African-American man who sought treatment at a university-affiliated community mental health clinic because he felt “stressed out,” withdrawn from friends and “worried about money.” He has been feeling depressed for three months, and he attributed the “nosedive” to two essentially concurrent events: the end of a 3-year romantic relationship and the accidental and disappointing discovery of his father’s identity. At the time of this discovery, Mr. Sims was a full-time undergraduate student who also worked full-time as a midnight-shift warehouse worker.
Questions to answer in your post:
List all of the stressors you believe Franklin to be suffering from.
What role, if any, does time management play in Franklin’s current condition?
List five tips to help Franklin sleep more effectively.
List some healthy and appropriate ways in which Franklin can “cope” with the current stressors in his life.