Question 2 (60 marks)
This question contains three sub-parts based on the scenario below:
You are having lunch with three of your friends, Alan, Zhiwen, and Danial. Zhiwen, a university student in her mid-twenties, is the eldest child with two younger brothers who are still in secondary school. Her parents have just finalised a hostile divorce a few months ago and Zhiwen’s mother received joint custody with her ex-husband of the two under-aged children.
Her mother was diagnosed with depression during the divorce proceedings. She now works from home as a content writer for a local website that does not provide stable monthly income. Zhiwen works part-time as a tutor to supplement their family’s income.
They stay in a 2-room flat where Zhiwen shares a room with her mother, and the two boys sleep in the living room whenever they stay at her place. Zhiwen has been less active on your WhatsApp group chat for the past few weeks. Prior to the lunch outing, she mentioned in your group chat that she has been facing problems at home.
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The following conversation transpired:
Danial: Zhiwen, how is everything at home?
Zhiwen: It’s my mother. She has been acting a little strange recently. The other day, she said that the neighbours were drilling a hole into our wall. She insisted that they were doing that to listen into our conversations – specifically my brothers’ conversations. She thinks the court will use it against her. I am not sure what to make of it.
Alan: Maybe it’s just stress?
Zhiwen: I know she is under a lot of stress and that money is a problem, but is this normal?
a) Select how you would respond to the conversation with one of the following options:
A. Sounds like she might have schizophrenia.
B. Have you considered seeking professional help?
C. She has been under a lot of stress so this is normal – don’t worry too much about it.
D. Have you spoken with her to say how worried you are about her?