Happenings

UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Co-Director Michelle Craske (psychology and psychiatry professor) will be a featured speaker at a virtually streamed Scientific Symposium presented by One Mind on September 12, 2020. One Mind’s 26th Music Festival for Brain Health will celebrate groundbreaking ideas, brain health, and community with a virtually streamed concert and Scientific Symposium. This is the first time the event will be virtual.

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UCLA announced that Cleveland Cavaliers star and former UCLA standout committed $500,000 through his foundation to establish a new Kevin Love Fund Centennial Chair in psychology. Love’s contribution, matched by the Centennial Term Chair Match, will fund research aimed to prevent, diagnose, treat and end the stigma around anxiety and depression. The news was announced concurrent withg Love’s acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2020 ESPY Awards for his openness and advocacy around mental health.

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In an article focused on mental health in the time of coronavirus, UCLA Magazine highlighted the UCLA COVID-19 Care Package created in partnership with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small fund. The article shared the “five C’s” for managing COVID-19 anxiety, as well as COVID-19–related insights from UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Co-Director Michelle Craske (psychology and psychiatry).

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A reflection on the Mental Health Coalition’s #HowAreYouReally Challenge

By Veronica Fernandez

In Colombia, we have a troubling conception of stop signs, we consider them a mere suggestion, a lack of acceleration, but we never really pause. When you grow up always running, sometimes decelerating, but never genuinely stopping, a global pandemic will knock you off your feet.

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