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Events / Reservations 

Past Events

Film Festival

The Open Mind is a free community lecture and film series that brings together thought leaders in science and culture for relevant and meaningful programs about mental health issues. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, these programs were held in-person at UCLA but are currently presented on a virtual Zoom platform, attracting a national and international audience. We are honored that the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors has joined The Friends of Semel in support of the Open Mind.

A Community Lecture & Film Series 

The Grieving Brain

The Grieving Brain

Mary-Frances OConnor, PhD with ​Dr. Brenda Bursch
Thursday, February 9, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

The Open Mind brings together thought leaders in science and culture for relevant and meaningful programs about mental health! View all upcoming events

Past Events

Platonic

January 17, 2023

We invite you to view our library of past open mind programs. View all past events

Film Festival

2022

Open Mind

Film Festival

Nine finalist films are screened with introductions by the high school filmmakers and a conversation with Dr. Liz Laugeson and Grace Gaustad.

The Open Mind Film Festival 2022, presented by The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was hosted by Grace Gaustad. The Friends is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental health issues. Learn more about The Open Mind Film Festival

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