These risk factors are also present in my community. These include unemployment, poverty, low education, and lack of healthcare access. All of these problems are prevalent in my region, so it’s not surprising they exist elsewhere. However, one risk factor that did surprise me somewhat was the mention of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as abuse or neglect due to how much of an impact this can have on an individual’s physical and emotional wellbeing into adulthood. To mitigate the potential harm that ACEs can cause, it is vital for communities to come together. This will allow everyone to flourish regardless of circumstances.