Rose Megan Holme, my only child (pictured) was stillborn. Her mother, who has no other children, is still with me.
It's said that the first five years of upbringing are vital in forming core personality. Conversely, in schizophrenia nature rather than nurture dominates (see the familial risks table). I think genes play a lesser role in bipolar disorder, and that stress alone can trigger it. The bipolar page of the NHS website highlights both culprits.
Mood disorders generally have a better prognosis than schizophrenia. The latter I was labelled with initially at 24. After three more descriptions bipolar (1) disorder suits best at the moment.
My own childhood from the age of eight was extremely unconventional, guaranteeing I entered "adulthood" with low self-esteem and low self-confidence.
James was my mother's father. He was an alcoholic dying prematurely of liver disease. I don't remember him. "Jim" aside, I see no genetic links for mental illnesses in my wider family.
I think I had a triggerable predisposition for psychosis, with no genetic inheritance.