April 27

MTV documentary film, Each and Every Day, about teen mental health and suicide prevention.

Each And Every Day
Please join The Friends of the Semel institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for a screening and discussion of the new critically acclaimed MTV documentary film, Each and Every Day, about teen mental health and suicide prevention.

This groundbreaking film from Peabody® Award-winning filmmaker Alexandra Shiva, in partnership with The Jed Foundation, profiles nine young people who have attempted suicide or had suicidal ideations as they share their experiences and the ways they have sought help. The nine subjects, who span across race, ethnic, religious, socio-economic and regional background, share their personal stories in an intimate and engaging conversation that goes deep into the fastest-growing epidemic among teens and young adults today. Audiences not only hear their stories of depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns, but importantly see the uplifting message of hope, recovery and the importance of treatment and honest conversation.  

A panel discussion will immediately follow the screening which has a run time of 60 minutes. Participants include:

Joan Asarnow, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of the Youth Stress and Mood Program, and Director of the SAMHSA-funded Center for Trauma Informed Suicide and Self-Harm Treatment and Prevention. Her current research, teaching, and clinical work focus on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of treatments for depression, self-harm, and suicide prevention in children and adolescents. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral and patient and family centered treatments and has done extensive work bringing evidence-based treatments to primary care and emergency department settings.

Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer, currently serves as an Executive Producer at MTV Networks. She is the former president of HBO Documentary Films and Family Programming where she was responsible for overseeing the development and production of more than 1500 programs for HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 32 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 35 News and Documentary Emmys® and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries won 26 Academy Awards®. Sheila has been honored with numerous prestigious career achievement awards, including the 2018 Realscreen Legacy Award, the 2017 DOC NYC Lifetime Achievement Award and the Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She won the first George Foster Peabody Award ever presented to a cable program for “She’s Nobody’s Baby”, which was produced with Ms. Magazine. She is also the New York Timesbestselling author of You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales.

Alexandra Shiva, Director, award-winning filmmaker, known for crafting intimate character-driven cinema verite documentaries. Her previous film, THIS IS HOME, a portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in Baltimore, Maryland, struggling to find their footing, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and won the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary. Prior to that, her film, HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, which The Friends of Semel screened for a past Open Mind program, followed a group of teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum as they prepared for an iconic American rite of passage — a Spring Formal. The Peabody Award winning film premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2015, aired on HBO to great critical acclaim and The Friends of Semel proudly screened it for an Open Mind program in 2016. Alexandra’s other documentaries include, STAGEDOOR (2006), a film that follows kids through musical theater summer camp in the Catskills, and BOMBAY EUNUCH (2001), her directorial debut about a makeshift family of eunuchs struggling to survive in India. Alexandra is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a graduate of Vassar College.

Victor Schwartz, MD, Medical Advisor to EACH AND EVERY DAY is the founder of Mind Strategies, an organization that provides specialized advising, educational programming, suicide prevention, and mental health support for schools, colleges, and organizations. Dr. Schwartz previously served as the chief medical officer of The Jed Foundation, a leading non-profit focused on youth and young adult suicide prevention and mental health promotion for 8 years. While at JED, Dr. Schwartz was a highly sought-after advisor and consultant and was a leader in developing approaches to messaging to young people about mental health and helping organizations develop their mental health activities and programming. Previously, he was university dean of students at Yeshiva University for six years after establishing and serving as director of that institution’s Counseling Center. He is currently clinical associate professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. Prior to his time at Yeshiva, Dr. Schwartz was medical director and chief psychiatrist at the NYU Student Counseling Service. He also served as assistant director of residency training in psychiatry at NYU Medical Center.

Tuesday, April 27
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

Registration is required for this free
live private Zoom event.

To watch videos of our past Open Mind programs, please visit www.friendsofnpi.org/open-mind-videos or our YouTube Channel.

Each And Every Day