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The 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.

Save the Date!

Saks Institute Spring Symposium

"Supported Decision-Making:
Giving Mental Health a Voice"
April 24, 2017
Town & Gown Ballroom
University of Southern California

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Fall 2016 Distinguished Lecture

The Architect of Her Life:
Elyn's Journey

Join us for a discussion on the Supported Decision-Making (SDM) approach - giving people with mental illness a voice in their care.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
USC Gould School of Law, Room 3
University of Southern California

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