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Thank you for your interest in UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors Open Mind program, Still Just a Geek with celebrated actor and author, Wil Wheaton, and Dr. Katrina DeBonis, Associate Health Science Clinical Professor at UCLA.    


If your friends, family or colleagues were not able to join us yesterday, they can view this program as well as all our past programs on our YouTube channel. We hope you will enjoy exploring and catching up on Open Minds you may have missed!  

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 9th 5PM PDT for a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary Struggle in Paradise.  The film is based on the Faces of Homelessness Portrait Project by psychoanalyst, psychologist and artist, Stuart Perlman, PhD.  Kenneth Wells, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Professor of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health will join in discussion.  Register for this program HERE.


We invite you to visit our website,  www.friendsofthesemelinstitute.org for updates and new programming information. There you will also find information about The Friends Research Scholar Program that awards yearly grants to early career neuroscientists, the Open Mind Film Festival for Mental Health for High School Students, and The Friends/Resnick joint annual fundraising event, #WOW.   

We deeply appreciate the support of audience members like you who make it possible for us to continue to bring renowned speakers and films about mental health issues as a free public service to the community. If you are able, we hope you will support us as generously as you can. Your contribution will be 100% tax deductible.