Category Archives: Health

May 14

Intimate Evening with David Foster, A Night on Broadway@Hotel X-Sat., May 7th,2022

Photography By Edwin L.&Sally W.This very special evening featured performances by current and past Broadway leads from musicals we are all familiar with. Not only is David Foster a 16-time Grammy Award winner, he is gearing up to take on the Broadway stage with several projects including a new musical about the classic, animated character […]

May 14

The Friends Open Mind, Still Just A Geek with Wil Wheaton

Wednesday, MAY 25 5:00PM – 6:00PM PTRegistration is required for this free live private Zoom event.From Wil Wheaton, celebrated actor from Stand by Me, Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory, and social media supernova, comes his latest book, STILL JUST A GEEK – AN ANNOTATED MEMOIR, that tackles mental health face on. Wil Wheaton has charted a career course unlike […]

April 25

Register Now! UCLA’s Open Mind Film Festival 4/28

Thursday, April 28 at 5:00PM PTHosted by singer/songwriter Grace GaustadGenerously sponsored byThe Friars Charitable FoundationJoin us for short films on mental healthproduced by high school students anda conversation with Liz Laugeson, Psy.D.Desired RealityWinston VerdultSt. Margaret’s Episcopal SchoolSan Juan Capistrano, CADressesNayan SarmaFlintridge Preparatory SchoolLa Canada Flintridge, CAEverything ChangesGrace RynersonViewpoint SchoolCalabasas, CAI’m Right HereStella FifeGeffen AcademyLos Angeles, CAJust […]

April 23

The Friends Open Mind Sneak Preview, “Gratitude Revealed”

TUESDAY, MAY 107:00PM – 9:00PM PThttps://host.nxt.blackbaud.com/registration-form/?formId=3061811b-ec0c-4728-b9c2-e184bdb18fa1&envId=p-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q&bbeml=tp-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q.j9jUKog4ktk2udz27h35xXg.rMI-wbysNk06azoPUrupukQ.l_0ukSf6m-kWfv8qQAfVG1wUCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Board of Advisors in collaboration with the Jane and Terry Semel UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, is proud to present an in-person SNEAK PREVIEW of GRATITUDE REVEALED, the new feature film from award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer, Louie […]

April 22

THE QUIET EPIDEMIC, the provocative new documentary about Chronic Lyme and tick-borne disease 

TQE Trailerhttps://youtu.be/f8pBkzUwb88 “THE QUIET EPIDEMIC” RELEASES TRAILER IN ADVANCE OF PREMIERE ON MAY 2nd AT HOT DOCS FESTIVAL IN TORONTOTHE FILM INVESTIGATES REPEATED FAILURES BY THE CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) TO WARN THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE DANGERS OF LYME DISEASE, IMPROVE TESTING, AND PROVIDE EFFECTIVE TREATMENTLos Angeles, CA –The Quiet Epidemic, the provocative new documentary about Chronic Lyme and tick-borne disease, […]

April 12

Save The Date – UCLA’s Open Mind Film Festival on 4/28

Thursday, April 28 at 5:00PM PTHosted by singer/songwriter Grace GaustadGenerously sponsored byThe Friars Charitable FoundationJoin us for short films on mental healthproduced by high school students anda conversation with Liz Laugeson, PhDDesired RealityWinston VerdultSt. Margaret’s Episcopal SchoolSan Juan Capistrano, CADressesNayan SarmaFlintridge Preparatory SchoolLa Canada Flintridge, CAEverything ChangesGrace RynersonViewpoint High SchoolWoodland Hills, CAI’m Right HereStella FifeGeffen AcademyLos […]

April 08

Open Mind Program Healing with Dr. Thomas Insel

Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event.Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mindprogram with Thomas Insel, MD., author of the new critically acclaimed book, Healing – Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health. Dr. Thomas […]

March 16

Open Mind Program Getting Thru. UCLA Friends of the Semel Institute

Registration is required for this free live private Zoom  https://host.nxt.blackbaud.com/registration-form/?formId=4c4ea102-df63-4cc3-a4fa-c264f20ef528&envId=p-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q&bbeml=tp-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q.j7J12uAVTmkWmvrkC6wVbrw.r3seuJ0YfnkW775Q4Zwc44g.ldfVJ_TUlQE20Y2zzItUpPA Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mindprogram with Andrea Sonnenberg, producer and creator of the podcast Getting Thru: Stories of Resilience.   After the tragic loss of her son […]

March 14

FAME HOLIDAY Sheds Light on Mental Illness with New Single “What A Year”

Fame Holiday, the award-winning Mississauga based rapper releases his new single & video “What A Year” available Today on all platforms. “What A Year” comes on the heels of Holiday’s successful single, “Take Me Away.”  The talented rapper uses creative hooks and melodies unique to his hometown upbringing. Influenced by Chris Brown, 50 Cent & Big Sean, Holiday knows what he wants, and […]

February 20

JUST ADDED: Open Mind program, “As We See It” 2-23 From Amazon Studios

Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event. Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Directors for a screening and panel discussion of the new groundbreaking series As We See It fromAmazon Studios.   As We See It, created by Jason Katims, Emmy-award winning […]

February 20

The Friends Open Mind Program, “Dopamine Nation”

Thursday, March 3 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PSTRegistration is required for this  free live private Zoom event.Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Anna Lembke, MD, author of The New York Times best-selling bookDopamine […]

February 13

Legends for Charity® Erin Andrews Is Honored With The Pat Summerall Award @Super Bowl 56 Week, Charity Event To Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Charissa Thompson, who is the Host of FOX NFL KICKOFF emcee the event, ESPN’s Chris Berman presented the award  SB56 This heartfelt event was held on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE hotel, as it was an evening of celebration and to honor the legacy of the late legendary NFL […]

January 20

Open Mind program with Nina Kraus, PhD, author of the groundbreaking new book, OF SOUND MIND: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World. 

Monday, February 7–5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event. 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 fascinating Open Mind program with Nina Kraus, PhD, author of the groundbreaking new book, OF SOUND MIND: How […]

January 12

Students invited to Submit Short Films on Mental Health $1,000 in Prize Money Available  Singer Songwriter Grace Gaustad to host

Los Angeles – How much can be said about mental health in a five-minute film? Plenty!Today, many notable personalities are stepping forward to share struggles with issues that negatively impact their lives and their mental health. High school students are invited to join this important conversation by submitting films that highlight their perspectives on mental […]

January 05

Award-Winning Canadian Music Therapist, Author & Speaker Jennifer Buchanan Shares ‘The Power of a Playlist’ for Health & Well-Being in New Book 

Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist is Available Now ! Can music and a mindfully-made playlist soothe and improve health and well-being? Multi-award winning Canadian music therapist Jennifer Buchanan knows it to be so, and shares both how (and why) in her new book, Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist — available now! “Just […]