Watch Facebook Live session featuring #DepressionHero Metta World Peace and Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee Member, Michelle Craske

May 19, 2017
Live with #DepressionHero Metta World Peace & UCLA’s Michelle ...

Facebook Live Video featuring 5/19/2017 discussion between Metta World Peace (professional basketball player on the Los Angeles Lakers and 3rd UCLA #DepressionHero) & Michelle Craske, PhD (UCLA scientist leading the Innovative Treatment Network component of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge). If you are interested in viewing certain parts of the conversation, please go to the appropriate time marker:00:15 – Introduction01:03 – Background on the #DepressionHero campaign01:50 – Metta shares about his background with depression04:21 – Metta’s experience going public about depression06:00 – Metta’s advice for young people, including on social media09:45 – Metta’s strategies11:32 – About the Depression Grand Challenge13:23 – Advice about mental health in sports16:11 – Metta gives advice to his past self17:36 – Metta’s game strategies19:39 – The need for tailored strategies for kids21:16 – Audience question: Who are Michelle and Metta’s Depression Heroes?25:00 – Audience question: How has Metta’s experience with mental health been influenced or changed by being a dad?27:51 – Audience question: How do I help or what do I say/do to a friend with depression?29:41 – Discussion about how mental health has changed since 201031:24 – Audience question: What do you appreciate in someone when you’re coaching them?32:34 – Thank you and closing remarks#TeamUCLALakers #MentalHealthMonth LA Lakers UCLA Health

Posted by UCLA Grand Challenges on Friday, May 19, 2017

The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) announced its third #DepressionHero, Metta World Peace, on May 15, 2017. Metta is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers who surprised the sports world when he thanked his therapist on live television after the Lakers won the NBA Championship in 2010. Since then, he has been a mental health advocate working to end the stigma about mental illnesses and improve awareness. On May 19, 2017, Metta World Peace joined DGC Executive Committee member, Michelle Craske, for a conversation and Q&A via Facebook Live. They talked about Metta’s decision to go public about his depression experience, his strategies for addressing depression, his advice to young people, and how his depression is affected by his role as a father and professional sports player. Watch the full Facebook Live Video to learn more:

The DGC will announce the next UCLA #DepressionHero soon – stay tuned!

See past coverage on #DepressionHero Metta World Peace and the #DepressionHero Campaign.