Radicalization to violence does not happen overnight – it is a process that involves many external and internal factors. However, there are detectable warning signs, such as showing an increased interest in groups who adhere to fringe ideologies, isolation, and an interest in weaponry and guns. It may be difficult as a bystander to know what to do or how to approach the issue. The below resources include anonymous and confidential hotlines you can call to ask for advice. They also serve as educational resources to help you learn more about the signs and symptoms of radicalization. Some links will also connect you with support networks of other people who have watched friends and family members turn to extreme radicalization.
Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence
Parents for Peace
Mothers for Life Network