Archive Tag: COVID-19

Nelson Freimer interviewed on KTVU San Francisco about UCLA’s recently launched study in collaboration with Apple

Nelson Freimer, director of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC), appeared on KTVU San Francisco to discuss the DGC’s pilot research project in collaboration with Apple. The study – which seeks to develop more objective measures for detecting depression and anxiety – is designed so that all aspects of participation can be accomplished remotely. Nelson commented that physical distancing and other changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of incorporating technologies like those to be tested in this study into clinical research and treatment.

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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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