Depression Grand Challenge Periscope Broadcast

May 19, 2016

The UCLA Grand Challenges team broadcasted live from the Court of Sciences using the new @UCLAThinkGrand Periscope account.  Reality TV star couple Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly, hosted the live stream and engaged with students to raise awareness for depression and mental health month. Brendon is a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Physics at UCLA who has become interested in the Depression Grand Challenge as a researcher and advocate. According to Brendon’s observations and personal experience, depression is especially prevalent among people who star or have starred in reality TV (i.e.: shows involving artificial living environments). Stay tuned for more GC social media takeovers and subscribe to our Periscope channel here for updates.

Watch the broadcast on our Youtube channel