5 Questions about Mental Illness Answered by Licensed PsychoTherapist | @trackstarz @intercession4ag

How does mental illness normally occur? Several factors can contribute to a mental illness such as a person’s genetic makeup, temperament, environment, or social situation. Trauma, certain substances/medications, as well as medical conditions can contribute to a mental illness developing overtime. Other times, the cause is unknown, which can be difficult to accept.

Can mental illness happen to anyone?
Absolutely! Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. In fact, according to NAMI, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year. We all experience life so we are all susceptible to mental illness. However, we can decrease our risk by building our mental strength through developing healthy coping mechanisms, utilizing your support system, and practicing gratitude and a positive/growth mindset.

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