If you ever notice that you're experiencing any type of mental health issue, it's important that you don't keep this a secret. While some people may feel a degree of shame about whatever is going on for them, the reality is that if you ignore a mental health issue, it can get worse — often to the point that it can dramatically affect your quality of life or even threaten your life. While mental health issues can arise for a long list of reasons, they may be prevalent among those who have had certain things happen in their past. If you've been through any of the following things, plan to react quickly if a mental illness becomes evident:


Childhood trauma or trauma since you've been an adult may put you at risk of mental health issues such as depression. For example, if you lost a loved one when you were younger in an especially traumatic manner, such as had a family member who was murdered, this is a deep emotional wound that may not heal easily. Similarly, if you were abused in any way as a child, you may encounter a mental health issue such as depression, self-harm, or even addiction as a result of what you went through.

Family Addiction

Addiction is one example of a mental health issue, although there are often physical health issues that arise out of addiction, too. Addiction can run in families, which means that is there's a history of any type of addiction in your family, you may be at a greater risk of developing an addiction. Keep in mind that the addiction doesn't have to be the exact same. For example, if your parents were alcoholics, you may not necessarily become an alcoholic — but you could turn to illegal drugs and quickly develop an addiction. It's worthwhile to always ask your parents about any addiction that may be in your family; even if your parents don't show signs of addiction, it's possible that their parents may have been addicts.

Use Of Medication

The side effects of many legal medications can be concerning. For example, some prescription medication can increase your risk of depression or even thoughts of suicide. If you've been prescribed a medication by your doctor, it's useful to get informed about the potential side effects of each medication you take; generally, your doctor will outline these details for you. This way, if you begin to notice signs of a mental health issue such as depression, you can take action quickly by visiting a mental health professional.

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