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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 founded to foster 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

On-the-Job and Living with Mental Health Disorders

Keynote Speaker:
Andrew Imparato, Executive Director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Featuring a Discussion with:
Elyn Saks, USC Gould Professor and Director of the Saks Institute

and Emily Wu Truong, Mental Health Advocate

Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Town & Gown Ballroom
USC Gould School of Law Room 7

Registration is FREE. Space is limited.

Click here to view 2018 Fall Lecture video.

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Career Changers
November 15, 2018

Annual career fair offers students opportunity to meet with a wide range of local public interest organizations


On-the Job and Living with Mental Health Disorders
November 14, 2018

Prof. Elyn Saks leads discussion on reducing stigma in the workplace


Prof. Lisa Klerman Honored by the SCMA
November 9, 2018

Klerman is a renowned expert in alternative dispute resolution