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Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Understand what it is and how to help!

What is Mental Health?

According to MentalHealth.gov, Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we things, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stages of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. 

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors such as genes or brain chemistry

  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse

  • Family history of mental health problems

People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

Early Warning SIgns

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

Eating or sleeping too much or too little; Pulling away from people and usual activities; Having low or no energy; Feeling numb or like nothing matters; Having unexplained aches and pains; Feeling helpless or hopeless; Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual and others.

Positive mental health allows people to:

 

  • Realize their full potential

  • Cope with the stresses of life

  • Work productively

  • Make meaningful contributions to their communities

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

  • Getting professional help if you need it

  • Getting physically active

  • Getting enough sleep

  • Helping and connecting with others

“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it. — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson”

Understanding Depression

 

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

Eating or sleeping too much or too little; Pulling away from people and usual activities; Having low or no energy; Feeling numb or like nothing matters; Having unexplained aches and pains; Feeling helpless or hopeless; Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual and others.

What Does It Means to be Bipolar?

 

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

Eating or sleeping too much or too little; Pulling away from people and usual activities; Having low or no energy; Feeling numb or like nothing matters; Having unexplained aches and pains; Feeling helpless or hopeless; Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual and others.

Our Mission

Providing hope, help, support, and education to people living with mood disorders and their loved ones.

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DBSA c/o St. Francis Hospital
900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

t: 415-758-1799

e: dbsasf@gmail.com

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