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Stakeholders Commentary

The active role of community stakeholders in community partnered participatory research (CPPR) is necessary to ensure fair, equal, and equitable representation of the communities they serve. In CPPR, community partners are viewed equally in research development, implementation, and dissemination. In…

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The One With Friends

The One With Friends was a play and research project produced by the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society as part of the California Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and recently featured in JAMA: The Journal of the American…

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The Center Cannot Hold Opera

The Center Cannot Hold: A Chamber Opera is a new musical work based on the memoir of the same name by Elyn Saks. The opera had its workshop premiere on July 8th, 10th, and 16th, 2016; Presented by Pacific Opera…

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About Elyn Saks

Elyn R. Saks is Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of California, San Diego, School of…

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The Memoir

National Bestseller The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness is available in paperback, hardback, e-book, and audio file. "Schizophrenia is an ominous word -- and we too often equate it with a life of misery, isolation, and psychotic torment.…

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Donate to the Opera

We're honored to bring The Center Cannot Hold to the stage in opera form.  Based on Elyn Saks' acclaimed memoir, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, the opera will be produced by the UCLA Center for Health Services and…

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Esmeralda Pulido, MPH

Esmeralda Pulido (formerly Esmeralda Ramos) was the Project Manager for the Community Partners in Care (CPIC), Building Resiliency & Increasing Community Hope (B-RICH), and Health Neighborhood Initiative (HNI) studies at the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society under the direction…

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The Buried Life Screening/Discussion

The Buried Life is a group of four friends on a mission to complete '100 Things to do Before You Die' and to help and encourage others to go after their own lists. For everything they cross off on their…

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An Evening with Author Ned Vizzini

  Ned Vizzini was the author of four acclaimed young adult books: It's Kind of a Funny Story, Be More Chill, Teen Angst? Naaah...., and The Other Normals.  Ned had spoken at over 200 schools, universities, and libraries around the world about writing and…

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