Youth on the Margins and their Mental Health, with Olfa Lamloum

Violence, addiction, and migration: How to understand the causes of risky behaviors among marginalized Tunisian youth from the perspective of their mental health? Interview with Olfa Lamloum, coordinator of the study: "Mental Health and Risk-taking Behaviours in El Kabaria, northern Kasserine and northern Tataouine".
28 April 2023
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Violence, addiction et migration : comment comprendre les causes des comportements à risques des jeunes Tunisien·nes en marge de la société du point de vue de leur santé mentale ? Entretien avec Olfa Lamloum, coordinatrice de l’étude : "La santé mentale et les comportements à risque à Kabaria, Nord Kasserine et Nord Tataouine"
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In Tunisia, the economic crisis is worsening day by day, leading to unprecedented social consequences. At the same time, there is a proliferation of risky behaviors among young people, such as addiction, violence, and migration.

However, these behaviors may have their roots in the impact of socio-economic conditions on the mental health of young people. This is a question that is rarely addressed in the media and academic studies, perhaps because many consider this age group to be "in the prime of life" and "at the height of their strength". Thus, the emphasis is placed on risky behaviors in security approaches that do not give much importance to mental health.

This study attempts to explore these vulnerable and "silent" groups in northern Tataouine, northern Kasserine, and the Kabaria delegation in Tunis, by analyzing their perceptions of themselves and their environment. It also aims to evaluate the role of state policies in the rise of these phenomena.

Interview with Olfa Lamloum, a political researcher, director of International Alert and coordinator of this study.

Link to the study on International Alert's website

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