30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 5

Day 5: Do you believe nature (biology/physiology), nurture (environment), a mix, or something else has an impact on mental health?

In my personal (non-professional, biased, unstudied, and unproven) belief, I feel that a mix of the above contributes to one’s mental health. I can really only speak from my own feelings, experiences and reading but much of what I have come to understand is that certain mental capacities and deficiencies are biological. For me; these are depression and anxiety. Environment and trauma has contributed to these and also created/exacerbated other illnesses diagnosed (OCD and PTSD). Hopefully, now that these have been identified, environment and treatment can decrease the impact of these on my day to day.

via 30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Master List.


About Christine O.

I had been a young, single Mom to two girls for ten years; until March 9, 2014 when I married my soul-mate Jason. I’m a former 20 year+ full time executive in a demanding field turned business owner (this year); marathon runner, daughter to the perfect parents, oldest sister of a highly successful ‘normal’ younger brother and ‘functional’ single-mother (of 3) sister, coach, boss, best friend, member of the church choir, volunteer for the local NAMI, AFSP, and CASA organizations, and have over time become well acclimated to the world of mental illness after a life changing event or two. I have also become known in my community as the one who takes on the High School year after year in attempts to have a Suicide Prevention Program in place (as in Texas statute). My goal in writing, blogging and learning as much as I can about such subjects is to defeat stigma associated with brain disease, preventing suicide in the future, and saving my family.
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