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Be Human(e) | Jeremy Richman | TEDxBerkeley

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Following the murder of his daughter Avielle Rose Richman at Sandy Hook School in December of 2012, Dr. Jeremy Richman and his wife Jennifer Hensel created a foundation in her name to prevent violence and build compassion. The Avielle Foundation funds nonscientific research to combat violence as a disease of the brain, which can be treated, intervened, and cured. Recognizing science in a vacuum does not serve society as a whole; the foundation also provides brain health education and community engagement programs.

Dr. Richman addresses what it means to Be Human(e). The pinnacle of humanity is the ability to understand ourselves and our environment beyond our immediate needs, and to use this understanding to advance science, build ever-improved environments, to tackle the toughest problems of our society for everyone. This is what it is to be humane.

This talk was one of Dr. Richman's last public appearances. On March 25th, 2019 Dr. Richman died by suicide. Tragically his death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health is and how critical it is for all of us to seek help for ourselves, our loved ones, and anyone whom we suspect may be in need.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx