My own experience in therapy has taught me that we are a product of our environment and our genetics. Just as some physical illnesses run in families, mental illnesses do as well. But issues with mental health do not develop without some kind of precipitating event or events. Even so, no matter what has happened to someone, they have the power to heal. Our bodies and minds are self healing. We need help sometimes, and it can take strength and courage to reach out for the help you may need. I admire people who allow themselves to be open to this type of help. The whole world benefits from people understanding each other. Society is filled with external stressors, and the more we learn to successfully navigate our own stressors, the better we can be at connecting with others.