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Thank you for participating in the Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors virtual Open Mind program with Miriam Feldman, author of He Came in With It , and Yvonne Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Psychosis Clinic and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA. We hope you found our program informative and insightful. 

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

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 19th when we welcome back to the Open Mind, Patti Davis, renowned author and daughter of the late President Ronald and Mrs. Nancy Reagan. Patti will talk about her latest book, Floating in the Deep End - How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s. She will be joined in discussion by Linda Ercoli, Ph.D., Interim Director of the UCLA Longevity Center, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, and the Director of Geriatric Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute. You may make your reservation for this free virtual program here

We invite you to visit our website,www.friendsofthesemelinstitute.org to view our calendar of upcoming programs and for more information about The Friends Research Scholar Program that awards yearly grants to early career neuroscientists like Dr. Yang who are at the forefront of new discoveries about the mind and brain. There you will also find information about our Open Mind Film Festival for Mental Health for High School Students, and The Friends/Resnick joint annual fundraising event, #WOW. The Resnick Board supports early career clinicians through the Clinical Innovation Grants program. 

We deeply appreciate our audience members 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. 

Some helpful resources from our speakers:
Mimi's website and podcast

Early Psychosis Intervention Programs in LA
UCLA CAPPS - For very early psychosis (before first full episode): 
UCLA Aftercare program - intervention during first two years of psychosis): 

National Programs
EPINET - database of early psychosis intervention programs across the country: 

An American Psychiatric Association news piece on clozapine as the best antipsychotic
Underutilization of clozapine: a terrific summary / overview for providers that could be useful to families and patients as well.


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