It is known that negative experiences during childhood can have a poor outcome on our mental health as we get older. But what about those that have a positive, supportive childhood upbringing? Does this eliminate or reduce mental health problems later? And if not, do these different environments predict what type of mental health problems we will have? A recent study from Australia aimed to address these exact questions and today we discuss the results, implications, and what this means for how we raise our children and our own mental health.
We used these articles in our discussion: