It is important to look at the wide range of social, economic, family and emotional factors that interact with our genes and our biology.
These factors can make us more or less likely to develop a mental health problem. This is the case for common mental health problems like depression, anxiety as well as severe and chronic mental health problems like psychosis and bipolar disorder.
The answers lie in the circumstances in which we are born, grow, live, work and age. These either enable us to thrive, or don’t.