My dad takes lexapro for anxiety. My sister takes an anti-depressant for anxiety. My aunt takes xanax for anxiety. My cousin has depression really badly. My deceased uncle had bi-polar. My 2nd Cousin on my fathers side had full blown really bad paranoid Schizophrenia. Two of my other cousins have depression and substance abuse.
Mental illness certainly runs in my family. Plus environmental and birth complications. I used to blame my parents for my mental illness, but now I realize I was destined to have it.