Monday, April 07, 2014

Kuwaiti Girl Commits Suicide After School Expulsion

Kuwaitiful blog posted about this story a few days ago.  As usual, the first source of information about these types of tragedies is related from outside Kuwait.  You don’t push social issues under the carpet and hope that they’ll go away.  Deal with them.  Depression is real and this is such a sad ending.  As my mother has said, “It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”  Some teens don’t see it that way, sadly. All those hormones and everything is so serious. 

[Psychologists like Dr. Naif Muttawa at Soor Center who are trying to help find solutions to these issues in his country - and getting sued by people (other reasons, but give him a break!)]

GCC teen girl expelled from school ends life
Published Thursday, April 03, 2014

A 16-year-old Kuwaiti girl committed a suicide by hanging herself at home after she was expelled from her school, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

The girl was found hanging in the bathroom at her house in Farawaniya neighborhood in the capital Kuwait City, Al Watan Arabic language daily said.

It quoted police as saying  investigation showed the girl was suffering from depression after she was barred from her school.


There are other schools, other boyfriends/girlfriends/friends in general.  Everything will get better if you give it time (and if that doesn't work - talk to someone who is willing to listen and give good advice).

My prayers go out to her family members and friends.  I've dealt with my own reaction to suicide of friends and you are left with a never-ending feeling of guilt and "I could have done more..."  You couldn't.  It is as simple as that.  You were probably the best friend or relative or acquaintance.  If someone is that troubled, regardless of what you do or how you try to help, there's nothing you could have done better.

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