Improving the lives of people with mental illness by supporting

research to advance innovative treatments and educational

programs that raise awareness and erase stigma.

In the spirit of the holidays, UCLA’s The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior would like to express our sincere gratitude for your support of our Open Mind community lecture and film series and our Friends Research Scholar Program.

Our FREE Open Mind programs:

  • Bring together world-renowned thought leaders in science and culture to discuss mental health issues

  • Educate the public about mental illnesses that affect one in four people in this country every year

  • Change the conversation about mental health in our country, creating a culture where asking for help is looked upon as a sign of strength, not weakness

  • Reduce the stigma of mental illness

We know that you receive numerous requests for year-end contributions for many worthy organizations and causes. We hope that supporting research and improving mental health care in this country will remain one of your top priorities. Our organization relies solely on community support to cover the costs of our Open Mind programs and research scholarships. Private funding from donors like you is vital to insure that groundbreaking research continues and new treatments are developed for patients, their families, and all of society.

Join us to create a culture and society of awareness, acceptance, and understanding by making a tax-deductible gift to UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute.

Improving the lives of people with mental illness by supporting research to advance innovative treatments and educational programs that raise awareness and erase stigma.

If you prefer to make your donation by check, please call Wendy Kelman at 310-825-3119 or email at wkelman@mednet.ucla.edu to request a remittance envelope.

Please take a moment to visit our website www.friendsofthesemelinstitute.org for a calendar of upcoming events and for more information about our programs.

For questions or to unsubscribe, email Wendy Kelman 
wkelman@mednet.ucla.edu

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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
760 Westwood Plaza C7-463
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Email: wkelman@mednet.ucla.edu

Phone: 310 825-3119
 

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