STAND Together during COVID-19
In response to the enormous and immediate need for support during COVID-19, UCLA partnered with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small fund to create an online COVID-19 Care Package. UCLA Depression Grand Challenge’s (DGC) self-guided website provides self-care strategies and exercises based on research-backed cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help people struggling with stress and anxiety brought on or worsened by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The first installment of the COVID-19 Care Package includes five tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety, stress and sadness and a video featuring DGC Co-Director, Michelle Craske. New materials will be posted over the next few weeks covering topics such as the following.
– Managing worries
– Maintaining a balanced news diet
– Creating order when you feel overwhelmed
– Finding balance when stretched too thin
– Managing anxiety with going back to work
– Recovering from stress and trauma
– Moving past regret from canceled plans
– Staying calm and managing fears
– Reducing loneliness and feelings of isolation
To receive notifications when new COVID-19 Care Package topics are made available, please subscribe to the DGC’s newsletter.
UCLA Teams Up With Beyonce Initiative To Offer Free Online Mental Health Tools During Coronavirus Pandemic CBS Los Angeles, 27 April 2020
Depression Grand Challenge Newsletter Issue #9 – STAND Together during COVID-19 UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, 24 April 2020
BeyGOOD, an initiative founded by Beyoncé, and UCLA offer COVID-19 online toolkit for mental wellness UCLA Newsroom, 23 April 2020
Beyoncé Details $6 Million COVID-19 Relief Effort Rolling Stone, 23 April 2020
BeyGOOD Supports COVID-19 Relief BeyGOOD, 23 April 2020
For answers to some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Care Package, please visit UCLA COVID-19 Care Package FAQs. If you are interested in supporting this effort and increasing COVID-19 Care Package programming, please visit our give to site.