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Thank you for your interest in the Open Mind program Helping Kids Choose Kindness with Yalda Uhls, PhD, MBA, Founder and Director of UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers, Lisa Damour, PhD., psychologist and best-selling author, and Kevin Johnson, MD, addiction psychiatrist.

If your friends, family or colleagues were not able to join us for this presentation, they may view it, along with 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, March 21st at 4PM PDT for our next virtual Open Mind program with clinical psychologist and social media sensation, Julie Smith, PhD, (Dr. Julie) author ofWhy Has Nobody Told Me This Before. Dr. Julie will be joined in conversation by Robert Bilder, PhD, Tenenbaum Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Chief of Psychology at UCLA Health., and Director of the Center for the Biology of Creativity at the Semel Institute. You may register for this program HERE

We invite you to visit our website for a calendar of upcoming events including the 4th annual Open Mind Film Festival for High School Students on April 21st at 1PM, in-person at UCLA. There you will also find videos from all past Open Mind programs and from WOW the Wisdom of Wellness Summit and the Gen Z Wellness Summit hosted by the Teen Advisory Council of The Friends of Semel.


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. 


Your commitment to supporting mental health education 
and research is more vital than ever before. 

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