James just moved from B.C. to a school in Ontario. As a grade 8 student, moving half way through a school year, he's having a hard time adjusting to all this change. He feels the reasons for his move are private, and he's not comfortable discussing them with anyone, but people keep asking about it. He feels like after the first two weeks in his new class he doesn't want to be friends with anyone. His teacher, along with the work being assigned, seems so different from what he was doing out west. James is becoming very stressed out. Just recently, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way to school and was given a suspension.
I believe that one of the issues is that Jones didn't seek help from anyone. He kept his problem to himself (which most of the time is worst than talking about it to people) and let it become so bad that he snapped.
Jones could have done plenty of things before he lost control, he could have toke a step back and evaluate, process his emotions, uncover what really stressed him out, analyze the situation and he could have picked out the important events.
Do you think this situation was avoidable? And if you do how could he have avoided it?