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USC Gould School of Law


Finding Her Center
September 27, 2018 ...more

The consent dilemma
August 9, 2017 ...more

The Next Big Thing?
January 29, 2017 ...more

Professor's life story proves opera-worthy
July 25, 2016


Elyn Saks' revealing memoir of her lifelong struggle and journey with mental illness is translated into music ...more

MISC & Saks Talk Mental Health
November 6, 2015


On October 30, the School of Cinematic Arts' Media Institute for Social Change and the Gould School of Law's Saks Institute joined forces to host USC's first ever Mental Health Awareness Festival. ...more

Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast: Elyn Saks on Schizophrenia & Mental Health Law


September 11, 2015

The USC professor of law, psychiatry and psychology (in addition to a PhD in Psychoanalysis) talks about her history of schizophrenia, her multiple hospitalizations and how she has learned to manage it. ...more

Video: Elyn Saks talk before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


September 9, 2015

The Experience of Mental Illness and Its Impact on the Law

"Surviving Schizophrenia" Attitude TV episode (New Zealand)


September 3, 2015

Elyn Saks, Debra Lampshire and Paris Williams are all world experts on mental health. They're using their personal experiences and working in their respective fields to debunk the myths and stigma surrounding schizophrenia. ...more

USC Gould News

On-the job and living with mental health disorders
November 14, 2018

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

USC Saks Institute receives $3 million gift
May 10, 2016

Doris Bry Trust recognizes the significant achievements of Saks Institute...  more

Making Campus Mental Health a Priority
June 4, 2015

Saks Institute holds fifth annual symposium...  more

Campus Mental Health Highlighted
March 25, 2014

Saks Institute brings together university officials and students from 50 campuse...  more

Glenn Close Joins Saks Institute Board
August 23, 2013

Close's mission is to destigmatize mental illness...  more

Saks Institute Examines Criminalization of Mental Illness
June 10, 2013

Experts evaluate best practices, solutions...  more

Prof. Elyn Saks Joins National Advisory Council
May 31, 2013

Saks will also attend Mental Health Conference at the White House...  more

Former Washington Post Journalist Speaks About 'Crazy' Mental Health System
December 10, 2012

Pete Earley discusses search to help his son at Saks Institute for Mental Health...  Click here to view a video of the lecture.

Elyn Saks Speaks at TEDGlobal
June 19, 2012

Addresses life with schizophrenia - video available online...  more

Kitty Dukakis Speaks at Saks Institute Symposium
April 27, 2012

Two-day conference looks at psychotropic medication and the law...  more

LA Times Columnist Discusses Journey with the Soloist
December 16, 2011

Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics sponsors event...  more

Law professor, mental health patient and advocate
September 27, 2011

Elyn Saks gives “Spirit of the Law” talk...  more

Saks Institute Receives $225,000 Grant from Baer Foundation
August 22, 2011

Baer Foundation devoted to funding research on schizophrenia...  more

Saks Institute holds inaugural symposium on restraints
May 31, 2011

Mental health experts discuss ethical, legal implications...  more

Mental Health Experts Speak at Saks Institute Symposium
November 18, 2010

Ethics, Mental Illness, and Mechanical Restraints discussed...  more

USC Law professor underwrites new Institute
August 25, 2010

“Genius Grant” recipient founds Saks Institute...  more

Elyn Saks Wins MacArthur Foundation Award
September 22, 2009

Elyn Saks published a memoir about her struggles with schizophrenia....  more