Why study mental health (wheaton 2001) o some reasons why study it: -means distribution wen we look at soc surveys, mental health outcomes are unequally distributed. Genetic+ natural. Majority health prob pple are disadvantages, racial, poor. -more depression amng pple wove made least amnt of money. tells us that mental health is due to soc ineq. o Individuals to social structure -how ure connected to soc structure, school, wrk place o We dont ever disagree tat ur genes and ur mind has an effect on ur mental health outcomes, but also look at the env. Bio and psy also agree with this. U can have genetic disposition of schitzophrenia but not all do. o We dont look at specific mental disorders. We look at continuum. 1(least depressed)- 10 (most). o Wen soldiers come bk from war post tramatic stress disorder. But not all of them.