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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 Dr. Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, author of Project Unlonely - Healing our Crisis of Disconnection and Thomas Insel, MD, author of Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health.

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


We look forward to seeing you next Thursday, May 9th for our next virtual Open Mind program with Marc Milstein, PhD, author of The Age Proof Brain - New Strategies to Improve Memory, Protect Immunity & Fight Off Dementia.

Dr. Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS, Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and a geriatric integrative psychiatrist will join Dr. Milstein in discussion.

More upcoming programs:

Wednesday, May 15th IN PERSON at UCLA - The Honorable Patrick Kennedy, author of the new critically acclaimed book, Profiles in Mental Health Courage will be joined in discussion by Jonathan Sherin, MD, PhD, former Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Sunday, June 2nd
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.

Thursday, June 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.


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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