UCLA Operation Mend receives $1 million gift for veterans ’ mental health services

UCLA Operation Mend, which provides free surgical, medical and psychological treatment for post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families, has received a $1 million gift from The Thalians, a Los Angeles philanthropic group devoted to eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness.Funds will support mental health services for people with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries, strengthening anintensive treatment program that Operation Mend began in 2016. Starting in June, the program will double the number of participants who receive treatment; the gift will support that expansion.The Thalians, which was led by the late Debbie Reynolds for more than 50 years, has raised more than $35 million for mental health charities. The group, which counts actors and other Hollywood professionals as its members, has directed its philanthropy toward UCLA Operation Mend since 2011, including a $1 million gift in 2014.The Thalians ’ latest gift is part of the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, which is scheduled to conclude in December 2019 during UCLA ’s 100th anniversary year.
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