1.3. Mental Health and Romantic Relationships-Creating a Research Focus

1.3. Mental Health and Romantic Relationships-Creating a Research Focus

Social support, however, may not always be beneficial. If students’ parents also suffer from mental illness ; there is a breakdown of communication or a history of abuse and intergenerational problems in the student’s family or there is a barrier to developing social relationships with others , the perceived lack of adequate social support will instead impede students’ ability to reach out-and receive-mental health help. In particular, levels of perceived support from family have been negatively associated with physical health .