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Thank you for your interest in the State of Hate Part 1 Open Mind with Adriana Galvan, PhD, Mario Mendez, MD, PhD, and David Myers, PhD.  This program was jointly sponsored by UCLA's State of Hate Initiative, UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors. To learn more about UCLA's State of Hate Initiative, please click HERE

We hope that you enjoyed all the programs of the Spring 2024 Season:  ADHD is Awesome; Stress Resets; Profiles in Mental Health Courage; The Age Proof Brain; Project Unlonely; The Open Mind Film Festival for High School Students; While you Were Away; Helping Kids Choose Kindness; Girls on the Brink; and Junction.  If you missed any, including State of Hate, Part 1, you can view them on our YouTube Channel 

As this season comes to a close, we thank you for your viewership and ask for your support.  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. 


We look forward to seeing you for the opening of our Fall 2024-Spring 2025 season.  

Calendar of Upcoming Scheduled Programs:


Tuesday, September 17th 
How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the College Admissions Process and Transition to College Life 
with Cindy Chanin, Founder Rainbow EDU Consulting; Jessi Gold, MD, MS, Psychiatrist and Chief Wellness Officer of the University of Tennessee System and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and author of How Do you Feel?;  Andrew Fugilini, PhD, Co-Executive Director, Center for the Developing Adolescent at UCLA, Director of the Adolescent Development  Lab at UCLA and Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA; Jeff Morrow, Director of College Counseling, Oaks Christian School and former President of the Western Association of College Admissions Counseling; Avani Desai, USC rising Junior.


Wednesday, September 25th 
Sociopath:  A Memoir
 by Patric Gange, PhD in discussion with Mario Mendez, MD, PhD - Director,, Behavioral Neurology Program, Department of Neurology at UCLA.


October TBA - How Do You Feel?  One Doctor's Seach for Humanity in Medicine by Jessi Gold, MD, MS in conversation with Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology and Interim Director of the Semel Institute .


October TBA
State of Hate Part 2 - Hate and the Elections


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.


December TBA
State of Hate Part 3 - Hate and the Internet/Social Media


All programs are free but registration is required. 


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

We wish you and your families a safe and healthy summer vacation and look forward to seeing you back for our first Open Mind program on September 17th.

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