MY PROFESSION -
COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC NURSE

Sudha Chavda. Hillingdon

Cause of mental illness

So what actually causes mental illness? All of us have certain psychological strengths and weaknesses. These are determined by our personalities, previous life experiences, and the genes that we inherit and probably by some physical characteristics of our nervous system. We also have a number of external social supports such as our family, friends and carers who protect us from life's stresses and strains. Most mental health problems seem to occur as a result of events that happen and our difficulty in coping with them at the time. In these circumstances we normally experience emotional distress and some of us develop conditions like depression or schizophrenia. The way that others help and respond to the situation can be very important in bringing about recovery.


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