TEDxUCLA, an event that brings people together to share “ideas worth spreading”, hosted short format presentations on how to achieve health and well-being across the lifespan at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on October 26, 2017.
Through the dedicated efforts of the Board of Advisors of the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, UCLA Residential Life, and UCLA Extension, the salon, themed “Empowered Aging,” highlighted novel, scientific discoveries as well as valuable life-style practices and emotional tools to promote successful aging and longevity.
Participants included Primetime Emmy Award winner and Oscar-nominated television writer and producer Norman Lear; national basketball champion, author and motivational speaker Andrew Hill; UCLA researchers Gary Small, M.D., (FEL ’83), director of the UCLA Longevity Center and the UCLA Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, and Albert F. Parlow-David H. Solomon Chair for the UCLA Program on Aging, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Robert Bilder, Ph.D., professor-in-residence, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Endowed Chair in Creativity Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Linda Ercoli, Ph.D., director of Geriatric Psychology in the UCLA Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. The event was moderated by Thomas B. Strouse, M.D., (RES '91), medical director of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Maddie Katz Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education.
On May 15, 2017, the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in partnership Bring Change 2 Mind presents The Community Conversations Series: “Stigma - Lead the Change.”
On June 13, 2016, the UCLA Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors hosted the second Community Conversations symposium: “Adolescence: Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphia, and Self-Image”
Hosted by the UCLA Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors, “The Perils of Adolescence,” the inaugural Community Conversations, was a sold out event. The symposium showcased distinguished UCLA Faculty elucidating common teen behaviors to enhance important understanding in parents and educators. As adolescence is a time when mental symptoms often emerge, early recognition and treatment are critical for healthy outcomes. View the presentation slides.