Conversations on Children’s Health: Mental Health

Tackling the Issue Head On

What’s “Typical,” How to Foster
Resilience, and When to Ask for Help

An average of 1 in 5 young people in the United States suffers from behavioral or mental health conditions. On April 26, 2017, our UCSF faculty panel discussed emotional wellness for our children and the challenges parents face. This discussion provides information on identifying “typical” behavior and how to nurture resilience. Our panel also offers advice on when and how to seek professional support.

Our Experts


Bryan H. King
Professor and Vice Chair for Child Psychiatry


Brad Berman
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Julie Herbert
Pediatrician, Lamorinda Pediatrics

Petra Steinbuchel
Director, Department of Psychiatry

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