While environment may prove the saving grace from poor heredity, it may

itself add heavily to the debit side. With the very best of health

backgrounds, environment may damage body and mind beyond repair. Under

environment we include everything that touches life from

without--people, things, work, play, home, school, social life, business

life, college-life, etc. Among factors of environment damaging to mental

health are overemotional family life, overstrict home discipline or the

lack of needed discipline; overfeeding, underfeeding, wrong diet, lack

of proper exercise, stimulants, drugs, overstimulation, overprotection,

too much hardship and privation, loneliness, poor educational methods,

immorality, etc.