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Thank you for your interest in the Open Mind Film Festival presented by UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and generously sponosred by the Friars Charitable Foundation.

If your friends, family or colleagues were not able to join us yesterday, the festival can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

A special thank you to all the high school filmmakers from around the country who submitted films on mental health topics important to them and their peers such as: gun violence, gender identity, social media, and sexual assault. A huge thank you to Mia Silverman and Mary Snyder, co-chairs of the Open Mind Film Festival, Laura Schuman and Harlow Schuman, producers, Bryan Greenberg, host and judges Zach Gottlieb, Lauren Greenfield, AJ Mendez, and Henry Platt.  Special thanks to Andrea Sonnenberg.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, May 10th at 5PM PT for a virtual Open Mind program on Psychedelics for Human Suffering: A new Paradigm for the 21st Century? with Charles Grob, MD in conversation with Thomas Strouse, MD. This presentation will review the history, ethnobiology, pharmacology and potential clinical utility of psychedelics in treatment, particularly for conditions that are refractory to conventional therapeutic interventions. Register here

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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