When it comes to mental illness there is always a nature vs nurture debate. Are we born this way or are we a product of our own environment?
Though it's true certain illnesses can be caused due to low level of serotonin in our brains, our upbringing and the environment we've been exposed to plays a major role.
Stress is called the silent killer for a reason. This is why mental illness is a disease of the Western society. Stressors from everyday life are the root cause of causing people to loose their mind. From a young age we have it drilled into our brains that your worth is valued on how much your earn, what you wear, what you own and your social contacts. This forces people into a robotic, monotone, materialistic lifestyle.
You are not even given the chance to ask yourself who you are and what you want out of life because everything you do is to uphold the image society has created. Don't be fooled by the propaganda. Don't clip your wings and take the path that's expected not the path that you want. Don't be a sheep, wake up from the matrix.
If you've had a messed up childhood you are already at a disadvantage because you have unresolved issues festering at the back of your mind as children do not know how to deal. This creates the human egg shell. Fragile and easy to break. Add everyday adulthood stress on top of unresolved childhood stress and it's only a matter of time before you crack into a million pieces.
People think they can fix you by throwing packs of legal pills at you, but why is a legal high any different from self medicating with alcohol and illegal highs? Just acts as a temporary band aid doesn't solve anything only feeds it.
What you need is insight into yourself to take a trip down memory lane, peeling back the layers and finding the root cause. Unlock what has been locked away for many years so that it no longer rules your present and blocks your future. The more you think you have control over something the more it has control over you.
Untangling the knots is the road to self healing and finding inner peace.