Ned Vizzini, author of 'It's Kind of a Funny Story,' discusses his battle with depression

Media Contact

Enrique Rivero
(310) 794-2273
WHAT:                                 
Author Ned Vizzini will discuss his battle with depression and overcoming suicide — a journey that became the inspiration for his novel "It's Kind of a Funny Story." The book was made into a 2010 Focus Features film starring Zach Galifianakis. Following his talk, Vizzini will participate in a Q&A on writing and mental health with UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Bowen Chung.
 
This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by UCLA Media and Medicine for Communities.
                                             
WHEN:                                 
7–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8
 
WHERE:                              
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (map)
635 Charles Young Dr. South, Los Angeles, 90024
                                      
R.S.V.P.:              
Reservations are required; please R.S.V.P. online at www.mediaandmedicine.org
  
MEDIA CONTACTS:          
Enrique Rivero, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations
310-794-2273 | [email protected]
 
Joseph Mango, UCLA Media and Medicine for Communities
310-794-3711 | [email protected]
 
PARKING:                           
Parking is available for $11 in Lot 9, on Westwood Plaza just north of Charles Young Drive (map). Pick up a parking permit at the kiosk directly in front of the lot.          
Media Contact:
Enrique Rivero
(310) 794-2273
[email protected]