#WOW2021: Whole Health Includes Mental Health
Dolly Parton performs as Lisa Kudrow will host the one-hour virtual program that presents important conversations about daily struggles of depression, stress, and anxiety. Ava DuVernay, Academy Award-nominated writer, director, producer; Mindy Kaling, actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director; Landon Donovan, one of the greatest U.S. soccer players; Dan Wakeford, editor-in-chief of PEOPLE; and world-renowned UCLA doctors and researchers will speak from their own experience as it relates to mental health. This year, men will join the conversation. Learn about innovative treatments that lead to advances in treatments for brain disorders. PEOPLE is the media partner for #WOW2021. PEOPLE’s Let’s Talk About It Mental Health Initiative encourages readers to have vital conversations about this sensitive topic. The global event, presented by UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute and the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors, will honor Nancy Glaser, M.D., founding chair of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors, and Vicky Goodman, president, and founder of The Friends of the Semel Institute. Funds raised by this event are used to support UCLA Friends of the Semel Institute Scholars and UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors Clinical Innovation Grants.