Medication Pathway

Section G Getting it right

Why might a mental health need develop?

There are many reasons why mental illness develops; trauma, stress, isolation, physical illness or life events, as well as sometimes genetics. Mental health is closely related to the quality of a person’s physical and social environment. Having good social support, respect within society and a stimulating environment are all factors that can help protect our mental health. If we do not have these strong supports we are more vulnerable to mental health problems.