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Thank you for attending last night's Open Mind program, Cracked Up, with Darrell Hammone and Director Michelle Esrick. We hope you found the film engaging and informative.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, for Mental: Lithium, Love and Losing My Mind.  Jaime Lowe will share her story of bipolar disorder and episodic madness, as well as the stabil­ity she found while on lithium. She interviews scientists, psychiatrists, and patients to examine how effective lithium really is and how its side effects can be dangerous for long-term users—including Lowe, who after twenty years on the medication suffers from severe kidney damage. Mental is eye-opening and powerful, tackling an illness and drug that has touched millions of lives and yet remains shrouded in social stigma.

We hope to see you at future Open Mind programs. Please visit our website, www.friendsofthesemelinstitute.org, for a calendar of Open Mind events. There you will also find information on the research programs that The Friends support through The Friends Scholar Program along with information about joining our Open Mind community. We deeply appreciate the support of our audience members who make it possible for The Friends to continue to bring renowned speakers and films about mental health issues to UCLA as a free public service to the community. If you are not a member of The Friends and would like to support our work, we hope you will consider joining us today!

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