Archive Tag: Students

Background About the Check In Survey

On September 14, 2017, Chancellor Gene Block announced that UCLA launched the first-ever campus wide mental health screening program conducted at a university. The mental health screening referred to as the “Check In Survey”—is part of the Depression Grand Challenge, the campus-wide commitment to understand, prevent and treat depression. Read more

The mental health screening and treatment program announced by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block is part of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge.
Andy Berry/UCLA

On September 14, 2017 at a One Mind Initiative event, Chancellor Gene Block announced a critical milestone in the progress of the Depression Grand Challenge—expansion into the next phase of the 100K study. Read more

“Being a student is tough and comes with unique stressors which can lead to anxiety and depression,” says Allison Ariniello, who struggled with mental health issues as an undergraduate student and Women’s Soccer forward at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In her junior year, sports-related injuries and anemia compounded her levels of stress and exhaustion enough to make her consider withdrawing from Read more

In the traveling exhibition “Send Silence Packing,” backpacks represent the more than 1,000 college students who commit suicide each year.
Credit Austin Bachand/Daily News Record, via Associated Press

The New York Times featured the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge in an article highlighting how different colleges are proactively addressing depression on campus. The article mentions Michelle Craske, Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee member, along with current progress in the iCBT Student Study and plans for the “100K study” – the 10-year study that will monitor 100,000 people with the Read more

Current UCLA Students are invited to Participate in the internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) Study

UCLA is currently recruiting students for an iCBT Study as part of the Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) campus initiative. The iCBT Student Study is the first attempt by the DGC to implement a tiered treatment plan for depressed individuals dependent on severity of symptoms of depression or anxiety. Using an initial online screening tool, participants will be Read more