We all have to watch for the mental health warning signs so that violent tragedies can be averted
Published 01/09/2016 | 02:30
Why do it? Why would any parent kill their loved ones and then kill themselves?
In many cases, a potent mix of total despair and acute anger seems to be the reason.
Sometimes there can be a triggering event and the person cracks under the pressure that has been building up for some time. A mental switch is then turned on and they, quite simply, 'go mad' - and with tragic results.