Research states that, like heart disease, diabetes and other physical illnesses, mental illness is complex and can result from a combination of genetic, environmental, psychological, and social factors. Everyone is different.
It is important to note that we cannot always identify the cause of illness or change circumstances that may be contributing to the symptoms. However, the most important thing is to recognize the signs and symptoms and seek professional advice and support.
What are the risk factors?
Mental illnesses are thought to be caused by a range of factors including:
"… I moved every two years to different cities… this constant change increased my anxiety, which then lead to me feeling very socially isolated"