Open Mind, a Community Lecture and Film Series and Special Events 2010

Dr. Daniel Siegel

Mindsight -The New Science of Personal Transformation
November 30, 2010

Dr. Dan Siegel, author of the recent book Mindsight - The New Science of Personal Transformation,discussed how we can understand our inner lives with more clarity, transform our brains, and enhance our relationships with others.
 

Senator George McGovern
The Politics of Mental Health

October 6, 2010
Former South Dakota Senator George McGovern discussed his unique historical perspective on mental health and its role in politics and the presidency. He also shared his personal experiences and insights and spoke about his book,
Terry: My Daughter’s Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism.


Judith Warner
We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication
September 14, 2010
Judith Warner explored the national debate over whether we are overdiagnosing and overmedicating our children.

 

Buzz Aldrin
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home From the Moon

June 2, 2010
Buzz Aldrin discussed his book, Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home From the Moon, his trip to the moon in 1969 and his subsequent struggle with alcoholism and depression that nearly ruined his life.

 

Tim Page

Parallel Play: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Aspberger’s

April 22, 2010
Tim Page spoke of his diagnosis with Aspberger’s syndrome three years after receiving the Pulitzer Prize . With new found clarity, he  was able to  understand his success not in spite of of the syndrome but because of it.

ABOUT US

The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and
Human Behavior at UCLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness by supporting research to advance innovative treatments and sponsoring educational programs to raise awareness and erase stigma.*

The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
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* The Friends of the Semel Institute is a 501(c)(3)  volunteer organization under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation.