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Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

"Our objective is to help people with mental illness lead fulfilling and productive lives."

-- Elyn Saks

The Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics is a think tank dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research among scholars and policymakers around issues of mental illness and mental health. As a research institute, the goal is to study issues at the intersection of law, mental health, and ethics as well as influence policy reform and advocacy actions for improved treatment of people with mental illness. Ultimately, an interdisciplinary approach to these important issues will promote a society of well-rounded persons who work with deep satisfaction and integrity and enjoy a clear mind.

USC Gould's Saks Institute for
Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics Presents

Spring Symposium 2019
Working and Living with Mental Illness


  • Metta World Peace
    entrepreneur, former Lakers basketball player
  • Maria Bamford
  • Tom Insel
    founder and president of Mindstrong Health
  • Elyn Saks
    founder of the Saks Institute

Monday, March 25, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
USC Town and Gown Ballroom

Click here to view 2019 Symposium Videos.

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