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Child Health

My sister-in-law has a mental illness, does this mean my children will get it?

It is possible for mental illness to be inherited, but it is not a guarantee. Many factors, including genetic, environmental, and lifestyle, can contribute to the development of mental illness. It’s important to note that having a family member with a mental illness does not mean that others in the family will definitely develop the same condition. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your children’s mental health.