The Undeniable Link Between Fatherlessness & School Shootings
By James Mills, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
Given the recent "March for our lives" protests in the US, we came across this powerful video that explores some of the roots of why, in particular, young men are picking up automatic weapons and killing their classmates.
It's long been known that mental health lies at the root of this, but what aspects of mental health in particular?
It seems that the evidence is overwhelming that there is a link between a lack of good fatherhood and young men turning to violence. In his book "The Boy Crisis", Dr Warren Farrell explains how a lack of positive male role models and good fathers may be contributing to America's school shootings. How many other areas of society is this affecting?