UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) Executive Member Michelle Craske (psychology and psychiatry professor and director of the Innovative Treatment Network within the DGC) traveled to Cleveland to join Cleveland Cavaliers star and former UCLA standout Kevin Love for a discussion on mental health awareness on October 9, 2019. The discussion was timed to coincide with the eve of World Mental Health Day, a day which takes place every year on October 10 to raise awareness about mental health issues.
The pair sat down and spoke in front of a crowd of 500 Cavaliers team members at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. They touched on topics including Love’s personal mental health journey and the importance of destigmatizing discussions about mental health. At the end of their conversation, to Professor Craske’s delight, Love presented her with his signed Cavaliers jersey and a pair of his basketball shoes.
Watch highlights from their conversation at NBA.com.
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Kevin Love Holds Mental Health Discussion at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Cleveland Cavaliers, 09 Oct. 2019
Michelle Craske and Kevin Love first met on August 19, 2019 during the inaugural Minds Matter event, Minds Matter: Raising the Curtain on Depression and Anxiety. This series, which focuses on issues affecting the brain, is hosted by UCLA Psychology and the Geffen Playhouse.