Many teenagers are struggling with their mental health as statistics and studies show that teen depression and suicide is at an all time high. Why do certain teenagers behave the way they do? What are the psychological driving factors for human behaviors in society?
Recently, a young man who was experiencing depression hijacked a plane and committed suicide by crashing it into an island. The interesting thing was that he was mentally stable enough to not hurt other people. He only wanted to hurt himself. So what makes people behave this way?
Here are some interesting insights from a recent discussion:
People are continually failing to recognize we have a serious civilizational crisis on our hands here. We are in deep social crisis. This is all linked to mass shooters, terrorism, suicide, anxiety and crime. Unstable mental health is getting out of control and becoming increasingly volatile. Most people will claim that mental health institutions lack funding, but that isn't the case at all. Funding has consistently increased for decades. The fundamental problem is the underpinning of society has given way. Family values are undermined, single parenthood rising, community breakdown, face to face interaction at all time lows.
Boys have fewer masculine role models and live in an increasingly polarized world where their very identity is threatened by megalomaniacal social policies within academia and the workplace. Boys have no rites of passage, no outlet for rage and tension. As they reach adults, they are less likely to get married, have kids and lead stable lives of responsibility which grounds them within society. We are creating a generation of confused, angry low T men without future, family or goals. Among these will be the ones who are at rock bottom with nothing to lose who've completely caved to nihilism.
Luckily, Richard Russell retained some semblance of sanity and held a moralistic view which prevented him taking out that rage and loss on others. He refused to land for fear of hurting someone and crashed into an empty island to prevent the loss of life all the while knowing he wasn't mentally well at all. Even more wild is the fact that he felt guilt over how his family would feel. But what if Richard Russell had become radicalized by an aggressive ideology, or didn't hold such moral principles? The damage he could have done and the people he could have hurt is off the scale.
If you know of a teenager who is suffering from depression or thoughts of suicide, please help them get therapy or counseling