About Us

MindFull is the creation of two friends, Yan Shmatnik (left) and Jason Griffasi (right), who believe in the importance of how much mental health is linked to physical health and physical health is linked to mental health.

We’re here to help educate you through Yan’s own experiences of being misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder for 11 years and Jason’s extensive experiences with nutrition, exercise, and well-being. The goal is to help end mental illness and chronic disease through providing information under MindFull’s Five Pillars.


We are not doctors and all information is from personal experiences and research. It is not the intention of MindFull to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, and answers to your personal questions.


The Statistics on Mental Health

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.

(Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-mental-illness-ami-among-adults.shtml)

Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.

(Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/serious-mental-illness-smi-among-us-adults.shtml)

Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.

(Any Disorder Among Children. (n.d.) Retrieved January 16, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-disorder-among-children.shtml)

See more stats at https://www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-by-the-numbers