An Iranian teenager has won a scholarship to study in Britain after he had a meltdown and had to be hospitalised.
The 17-year-old, named only as Ahmad, was diagnosed with a severe case of schizophrenia and had been taking medication but suddenly his parents refused to allow him to leave their house.
“I had this massive mental breakdown in the house.
I had this huge crisis of consciousness and my brain just couldn’t cope with the situation.
So my parents told me to go and see a psychiatrist,” Ahmad said.”
They didn’t want me to leave the house, and I was scared that I would get arrested or killed.”
Ahmad said that at the hospital, a doctor told him that if he did not have a doctor’s referral he would be released.
“So I was really scared.
But then the doctor told me that they would put me on a programme to get me a doctor referral and then I would be able to stay here,” he said.
Ahmad has now enrolled in the University of London’s TESC (Teaching Emotional Support) programme.
“My mother said, ‘you have the right to leave your home, but you must have a guardian’ and they had to give me the guardianship of my brother.”
When I went to the hospital I was so shocked, and the whole hospital was shocked.
I could barely breathe and the doctors didn’t seem to understand what I was saying.
“But then I started talking to the doctors and they gave me the right and I had to go back to my parents.”
Ahmed said that after the episode, his parents took him to a psychiatrist who diagnosed him with a major depressive disorder.
“After I got discharged I had a big breakdown, so my parents were really worried.
I didn’t know how to deal with it.
I was just overwhelmed with emotion,” he told Al Jazeera.
Ahmed’s father told Al-Jazeera that the family was left in a “state of crisis” when he lost his job in the Iran-Iraq war and he had to leave Iran for the UK.
“We had no income, and our household was living on the street.
So it was hard for us to pay our rent, and they were saying, ‘Oh, you don’t have to worry about that, you can get a job’.”
But I was like, ‘You can’t pay me back for the money I have already spent’,” he said, adding that his family’s savings were “less than half of what they used to be”.”
I was so depressed, I couldn’t sleep, I didn, I could not eat, and my mother was like ‘you don’t even have to go to school, you’re not allowed to leave,'” he said referring to the fact that he was not allowed back to his home.
Ahmads father said that his son was given a “free pass” in school because he was a teenager and not a full-time student.”
Ahmadi’s mother said that she felt helpless.””
He doesn’t like being alone, so I don’t think that he really wants to go out.”
Ahmadi’s mother said that she felt helpless.
“It’s hard for them, they can’t take care of him, they cannot help him, and we don’t know where to turn,” she said.
“So we were really angry, and it was really hard for me to be angry.”
Al Jazeera’s Ali Akbar Velayati, reporting from Tehran, said the experience of Ahmad was similar to that of many young Iranians who are facing the same issues.
“The UK has the highest suicide rate in the world and many people suffer from depression.
So the fact is that people don’t want to get into the UK because it’s difficult to find jobs,” he added.”
People are trying to leave because of the sanctions, because they are not getting any help, because there are so many other problems, and also because of a lack of education and healthcare.”‘
There are no jobs’Ahmad is the second student from Iran to win a British tutoring certificate.
Last year, a student from the Iranian city of Tabriz was recognised as the first person in Iran to have completed the course, after taking two years of tutoring courses at a private tutoring centre.
Iran’s government says that its national curriculum includes more than 600 subjects, including mathematics, English, English literature, art, geography and science.
But critics say that many subjects are “purely religious”, such as the study of the Koran, which many Iranian students say is not worth studying in schools.
In a report to the government, the Institute for Education Reform (IIRE) said that “a lack of quality education has been a key obstacle to the development of the Iranian curriculum”.
“Teaching is often seen as