Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, as 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Our department – the only department dedicated to mental health in a school of public health – brings together leading researchers across multiple disciplines joined by their passion for understanding, preventing, and treating mental health and substance use disorders.
Our agency offers comprehensive services that aim to meet the behavioral health, social, vocational, and educational needs of the diverse community of the San Francisco Area, with special focus on the Asian & Pacific Islander American and Russian-speaking populations.
Symptoms and signs may include, but are not limited to, pain and other abnormalities of sensation, gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, a high level of anxiety about personal health status, abnormal motor movement, pseudoseizures, and pseudoneurological symptoms, such as blindness or deafness.
The MINDbank is meant to be the go-to site for everyone, from clinicians, health policy makers, legislators, academics research professionals to educationists and anyone anywhere in the world interested in finding reliable information on mental health and related topics.
Many people feel that to admit to not coping or that they might be suffering from some form of mental illness is a sign of weakness or failure, and fear of stigmatisation, lack of understanding and knowledge, and of course denial, can effectively prevent many people from seeking help.