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Join the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge as they co-host a parent and family workshop during Bruin Family Weekend titled, “Bruin Resilience and Mental Health: Resources for Students.”
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The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC), in partnership with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), will host a parent and family workshop during Bruin Family Weekend titled Bruin Resilience and Mental Health: Resources for Students during the following days and times: Read more

Join UCLA Depression Grand Challenge at a TEDxUCLA Salon on October 25, 2018.

Join members of the UCLA community and friends for a TEDxUCLA Salon the morning of October 25, 2018.  The salon is focused on tackling depression and features a performance by UCLA alum and “The Voice” 2015 finalist, India Carney, and presentations from UCLA Depression Grand Challenge and leadership council team members, Talinda Bennington, and a current UCLA Read more

At right, a close-up of mouse brain tissue shows an engineered protein (stained green) being expressed by astrocytes, but no other cells. UCLA scientists used this technique to selectively silence astrocytes to explore their roles in mouse behavior.
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In studying astrocytes – understudied brain support cells that make up about 40 percent of our brain – UCLA researchers led by Baljit Khakh (Physiology and Neurobiology) found a connection that opens the door for new therapies for psychiatric disorders like OCD. Read more

UCLA/IMG broadcaster Josh Lewin.
Katie Meyers

In an August 8, 2018 LA Times article, UCLA/IMG sportscaster Josh Lewin publicly expressed interest in partnering with the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge as he launched his new website focused on mental health: https://www.okaytogether.com/. Lewin initiated his website in order to reduce the stigma associated with depression and anxiety, and let others realize they are not Read more