EVERYTHING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS
Do you know?
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. i.e., approx. 43.8 million people experience mental illness in a given year.
Mental illness issues are common these days. It’s a condition that affects your thought process i.e., how you think or relate to people or to your surroundings.
CAUSE OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Mental illnesses can be due to various genetic & environmental factors:
1. Inherited traits – Those who have a known family history of mental health issues have a high risk of mental illness.
2. Environmental exposures before birth – Exposure to environmental stressors, a dysfunctional family life, or substance abuse by the person or the person’s parents sometimes lead to mental health issues.
3. Psychological Factors – Some of the psychological factors that may contribute to mental illness include:
a. Any trauma experienced in childhood such as emotional, or sexual abuse
b. Death of someone such as the loss of a parent
c. Poor ability to relate to others
Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution, however with proper medication and psychotherapy treatment patients can be treated.
Learn about some of the common ways to cope with mental illness