2: What causes someone to get a mental illness?
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    “2: What causes someone to get a mental illness?” Mental Health: Where to Learn More (2019)

    “What Causes Mental Illness?” Mental Health: Where to Learn More

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    What causes someone to get a mental illness?

    While the causes of mental illness are complex and debated among professionals, we know that mental illness is not a result of sin or weakness of character. Some possible causes of mental illness include:

    • Chemical imbalance in the brain

    • Genetic predisposition

    • Brain damage due to a head injury

    • Chronic or ongoing medical concern

    • Abuse, including physical, verbal, or sexual

    • Trauma related to military combat

    • A traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one, financial loss, or divorce