Radicalisation – a search for meaning

Listened this morning to an analyst discuss radicalisation of young people. He was commenting on the trial of a British female jailed for Isis activities. His observation that young people growing up in a society which fails to give them a sense of belonging to something meaningful are at risk of radicalisation. While he was talking specifically about religious radicalisation I saw a parallel in the transgender phenomenon. Understanding what is missing in young people’s lives and addressing it is complex. But at least a recognition that something is, might halt the momentum driving forward treatment options. Maybe just wait for growing up to end.

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