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Sept. 13, 2018

The Center Cannot Hold: Addressing the Stigma of Serious Mental Illness through Opera

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

Enjoy a live performance and important discussion addressing the stigma of mental illness through music.  Psychiatrist and composer Kenneth Wells will demonstrate and discuss his opera based on the award-winning memoir, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, by Elyn Saks. Singers will perform vocal selections with piano accompaniment. 

Program promptly begins at 7pm. Join us for light refreshments after the lecture. 
The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event. 


ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Dr. Wells is David Weil Endowed Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Saks will participate remotely. She is Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law; Director of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics; and a 2009 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. 

Questions? Email events@collegeofphysicians.org

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