Essay on You Can't Have Everything, Where Would You Put It? Hoarders
Imagine you wake to find that your house is on fire. Most people
can name the few possessions that are near and dear to their hearts that
they would grab immediately before exiting their burning home.
Imagine feeling that strongly about each and every single thing you
possess, and now imagine that your home is so full of possessions that
all that stuff actually prohibits you exiting in a safe and timely manner
during any emergency situation, including a fire.
Compulsive Hoarding Syndrome affects approximately 1.4 to 2
million people in the United States. It is hard to prepare the numbers of
hoarders for statistics because of the …show more content…
possess more animals that they are equipped to care for in their home, in
some extreme cases it involves over 300 animals. Trash hoarders, also
called Syllogomania, possess things that most of think of as trash.
There are many dangers created by compulsive hoarding disorder.
One is the health hazards created by all the items in the home that can
create an infestation of many types of bugs or even mold due to the lack
of being able to properly clean around and under the mountains of
possessions that are in the home. Some hoarders have been forced to
live in a tent in their yard to escape the infestation of bed bugs that are
impossible to properly exterminate in their cluttered home. Social
Services have removed families from their homes due to mold growing
amongst their many possessions. Injury is another common hazard in
the home of a Hoarder. Injuries have been sustained from tripping and
falling over the mounds of clutter. People have even been crushed to
their death from so many items being stacked to the ceiling that unexpectedly fall crushing them to the point that they are unable to
break free to call for help. Finally, the isolation that people who hoard
usually suffer from creates a hazard to addressing more serious
problems like depression, suicidal thoughts, or even something as