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Thank you for your interest in UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors Open Mind program with Patrick J. Kennedy, author of Profiles in Mental Health Courage and Jonathan Sherin, MD, PhD, former director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. 

You can view our past programs on our YouTube channel. We hope you will enjoy exploring and catching up on Open Mind programs you may have missed! 


More upcoming programs:

IN-PERSON We are partnering with Zibby's Bookshop in Santa Monica for a parenting program with Jenny Taitz, PhD, author of Stress Resets and Robin Berman MD, author of Permission to Parent. SOLD OUT


Thursday, Jun 6th
VIRTUAL ADHD is Awesome by Penn and Kim Holderness with Dr. Sandra Loo, Professor in Residence in the Division of Child Psychiatry and the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics.


Monday June 10th
VIRTUAL The 1st in our 3-part series on The State of Hate co-sponsored by the UCLA Initiative to Study Hate, a three-year pilot project intended to foster cutting-edge research and high-level teaching to understand better and mitigate group-based hate.


Part 1 - Hate and the Brain with Adriana Galvan, PhD, Dean of Undergraduate Education at UCLA, Professor of Psychology and faculty member of the Brain Research Institute at UCLA and Mario Mendez, MD, PhD, Director of the Behavioral Neurology Program at UCLA.

Thursday, November 7th
George M. Slavich, PhD, will join Emmy award-winning journalist Cole Kazdin to discuss her new book, What's Eating Us - Women Food, and the Epidemic of Body Anxiety, blending personal narrative and investigative reporting to reveal that disordered eating is an epidemic crisis killing millions of women.

Wednesday, November 13th
David Miklowitz, PhD and Michael Gitlin, MD will discuss Dr. Miklowitz's book, Living Well with Bipolar Disorder, that provides targeted, evidence-based practical strategies for coping with the numerous daily challenges encountered by people with the disorder and family members.


All programs are free but registration is required.
Please visit our website to make your reservations NOW! There you will also find a calendar of upcoming events,  photos and videos from past programs as well as information about The Friends Research Scholar Program, the Teen Advisory Council, the Open Mind Film Festival for High School students, and WOW, our joint Resnick/Friends fundraising event.  


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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