Social work alum and Afghanistan veteran Dylan Moore says his real-world experience informs his role as an on-campus therapist.
Elyn Saks is a renowned legal scholar and a skilled educator. She’s also a fierce advocate for mental health who evaded a dire prognosis after being diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 28.
Two new USC Dornsife studies suggest that of the 8 million Americans who have MCI, more than 90% don’t know it — an especially worrisome finding since early diagnosis is key to delaying onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Mental Health GPS, a data-driven and peer-run service co-developed by researchers at USC, helps callers find the care they need and averts crisis.
Current and former clinical providers recall the origins and differences that have helped make the team what it is today.
New performances share more of Saks’ memoir, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, which documents the USC Gould professor’s diagnosis with schizophrenia and her resilience as she learned to cope with the disorder.
USC Viterbi’s Shri Narayanan will bring together an interdisciplinary team of USC and UCLA researchers to work on the mental health project.
TITLE IX: The USC Gould School of Law professor is the founder and faculty director of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics.
A study led by USC Dornsife’s Elisa Baek found that lonely individuals process the world around them differently than other people.
A section of the bill cites the inability to attend “to necessary personal or medical care” and “to self-protection or personal safety” as evidence of grave disability. But Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School of Law asks, “What constitutes personal care? And how do we distinguish mental illness from eccentricity or neurodiversity? Who makes that determination?”