Today is GIVINGTUESDAY2022 - a day when millions of people world-wide come together to celebrate generosity, share kindness, and drive record-breaking philanthropic support for non-profit organizations!

UCLA's Friends of Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is thrilled to join charitable organizations across the globe participating in this largest giving day of the year. Our organization has set a goal to raise $10,000 in just 24 hours! With the help and support of generous donors like you, we can reach this goal. It’ll be a group effort to get there, but the impact of your donations will be incredible.

Your Giving Tuesday gifts will enable the Friends to produce our critically acclaimed free virtual Open Mind programs that bring together thought leaders in science and culture for relevant and meaningful discussions about mental health issues. We can also continue to fund the research of early career neuroscientists at UCLA through our Friends Research Scholar Program to advance innovative treatments that improve and save lives.

It's truly an honor to have your support at this critical time, especially when our youth, and many others, are struggling with mental health challenges due to the pandemic, racial tensions, climate change, political polarization, and the uncertainty it all brings. In response, The Friends remain committed to addressing today's increasing mental health concerns by raising awareness, erasing stigma and providing evidence-based information.


Every single dollar will make a difference! 


Thank you and best wishes for a healthy holiday season! 

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