Experts are calling on parents and the community as a whole to be aware of the behavior displayed by our teens… Because early intervention is key in preventing a massacre like the one in california…

You’ve heard it happen before… Assaults, shootings, and massacres in many corners of the country including ours…

The author of friday’s shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, California, where 6 people were killed and 13 others were wounded, is one of the latest and clearest examples… An atrocity that has once again sparked debates in the community, which desperately seeks to prevent it from recurring.

“There tends to be insecurity in loners that have had some kind of offense being made to them… They’ve lost faith in some way. They face rejection or by feeling ashamed in the classroom and so on and they go on as an avenger.”

After carrying out his plan, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger took his life while in his BMW. In several videos posted over the course of the year he describes how rejection by women led him to the retribution.

Doctor Igoa says he admits an average of one patient a day to a psychiatric hospital with similar behaviors… Reason he believes guns are not to blame…

“I think unfortunately we’re just restricting using blinders to talk about guns, which are important but there is much more than that, there’s a person behind the gun that nobody is talking about. They’re angry, but sometimes they’re needy, they need the help.”

The psychiatrist says family, along with friends and school and law enforcement authorities can take proactive measures…

“Bringing up the subject in a non-threatening, non-questioning manner but more in a supportive way… ‘I noticed that you look different, is there anything going on?’ you know, open the door and a lot of the times people, when they are in that situation they are ambivalent.”

The doctor also says the public must do away with stigmas about consulting a counselor or psychiatrist because resorting to them is another way of early detection.