By Soraya El Masra-
Mental health issues is responsible for most stabbings among teenagers.
Many teenagers have a range of complex and deep mental issues that require special attention before they mix with n others in schools.
Children who live in a state of prolonged anger either stemming from deep and untreated anger issues can be a potential danger to others. Some of these youngsters have the added psychological trouble of really not liking the way they look. Those who are also subjected to the knock on effects or afternath of domestic violence at home or bullying, can be more dangerous.
A teenager who witnessed their mum beaten up by her partner who also bullies him will be a very angry man. Add to that the fact that some teenagers hear voices , and an even more disturbing picture begins to emerge. Not all children who hear voices are prepared to share an experience with their pals that will get them labelled as crazy.
Some are comfortable dealing with it, whilst others are absolutely wrecked by it and are a walking danger to others without being known. When they get angry, their pals think it is just a temper. Some people can regulate the nuisance voices they hear because of a clear understanding of what it is.
They are plagued by the voice, but know it is not to be obeyed. Others are utter slaves to the voices because it has a stronger hold on them for a wide array of reasons. Too many deep factors unaddressed has led to a mountain of entangled issues now clogging the brains and messing with wires.
When deep anger and resentment mixes with lack and low self esteem, the outcome can be catastrophic.
Teenagers in school with mental health issues are numerous. Most of them are not even aware of it as there is inadequate insight in schools about the topic. Experts need to focus special attention in identifying children with mental health issues and establishing useful remedial action to help the several children suffering from mental health issues.
Stories in the press about 14 and 15 year olds who stab their school mates to death are heart breaking. If research is conducted on every one of these assailants, a pattern of pain , probably rejection too, but most crucial, emotional and mental trauma is present in their life. No way does this excuse their heartless acts of violence , but it may help us to understand