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Watch Facebook Live session featuring #DepressionHero Glenn Close and Depression Grand Challenge Leadership Council Member, Robina Riccitiello

Live with #DepresionHero Glenn Close and UCLA Depression

Facebook Live Video featuring 8/8/2017 discussion between Glenn Close (actress, producer and mental health activist, Co-Founder of Bring Change to Mind and 4th UCLA #DepressionHero) & Robina Riccitiello (UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Leadership Council Member).If you are interested in viewing certain parts of the conversation, please go to the appropriate time marker:(Conversation begins at 04:37)04:37 – Introduction and what brought Robina Riccitiello to the Depression Grand Challenge05:41 – Background on Glenn Close, organization Bring Change to Mind and being recognized as a UCLA #DepressionHero06:20 – Glenn on sister Jessie Close’s bipolar disorder diagnosis and Jessie’s son, Calen’s, schizoaffective disorder diagnosis and how this inspires her mental health activism today07:48 – Glenn on how managing mental illnesses is a family affair08:15 – Glenn on learning about her own family’s experience with depression, mental illness and alcohol addiction and the consequences of not openly discussing these past struggles08:35 – Glenn on starting Bring Change to Mind to empower people to talk about struggles without stigma or shame09:03 – Glenn on stigma and talking about mental health11:35 – Glenn on her public service announcement at Grand Central Station14:04 – Robina describes the mission of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge 15:13 – Glenn on her advocacy for mental health and how she has seen people being touched by her efforts16:41 – Glenn on the importance of scientific research on and funding for mental health 17:28 – Glenn on her visit to Congress about mental health 18:31 – The stigma surrounding mental illness and how it affects families19:42 – Audience question: What should I do if someone who appears to have the symptoms of a mental disorder but they don’t want help because they would eventually be diagnosed and labelled in a certain way?22:33 – Statistics on those affected by mental illness 23:45 – What UCLA is doing to improve mental health with the Depression Grand Challenge24:32 – Glenn on her mental health projects in high schools 26:43 – Glenn on the process of getting help for those who are just getting started 30:00 – Audience question: What would be your advice for people going through a lot of stress and difficult life changes leading to depression? 32:02 – Audience questions: What movies do you think do justice representing mental health issues?33:40 – Thank you and closing remarks

Posted by UCLA Grand Challenges on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) announced its fourth #DepressionHero, Glenn Close, on August 1, 2017. Glenn is an actress, producer and mental health activist. The DGC is inspired by her personal commitment to change the public’s attitudes about mental illness. Seven years ago she founded Bring Change to Mind, a nonprofit organization which has as its mission ending the stigma and discrimination Read more

Glenn Close is UCLA’s Fourth #DepressionHero

About Glenn

Glenn Close is an actress, producer and mental health activist.

Why She’s A #DepressionHero

We recognize her for her personal commitment to change the public’s attitudes about mental illness. Seven years ago she founded Bring Change to Mind, a nonprofit organization which has as its mission ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. The organization has reached more than a billion people. We share Glenn’s vision of having the world talk about mental illness just the way we talk about any other chronic disease. Read more

Watch Facebook Live session featuring #DepressionHero Metta World Peace and Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee Member, Michelle Craske

Live with #DepressionHero Metta World Peace & UCLA’s Michelle ...

Facebook Live Video featuring 5/19/2017 discussion between Metta World Peace (professional basketball player on the Los Angeles Lakers and 3rd UCLA #DepressionHero) & Michelle Craske, PhD (UCLA scientist leading the Innovative Treatment Network component of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge). If you are interested in viewing certain parts of the conversation, please go to the appropriate time marker:00:15 – Introduction01:03 – Background on the #DepressionHero campaign01:50 – Metta shares about his background with depression04:21 – Metta’s experience going public about depression06:00 – Metta’s advice for young people, including on social media09:45 – Metta’s strategies11:32 – About the Depression Grand Challenge13:23 – Advice about mental health in sports16:11 – Metta gives advice to his past self17:36 – Metta’s game strategies19:39 – The need for tailored strategies for kids21:16 – Audience question: Who are Michelle and Metta’s Depression Heroes?25:00 – Audience question: How has Metta’s experience with mental health been influenced or changed by being a dad?27:51 – Audience question: How do I help or what do I say/do to a friend with depression?29:41 – Discussion about how mental health has changed since 201031:24 – Audience question: What do you appreciate in someone when you’re coaching them?32:34 – Thank you and closing remarks#TeamUCLALakers #MentalHealthMonth LA Lakers UCLA Health

Posted by UCLA Grand Challenges on Friday, May 19, 2017

The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) announced its third #DepressionHero, Metta World Peace, on May 15, 2017. Metta is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers who surprised the sports world when he thanked his therapist on live television after the Lakers Read more

Metta World Peace is UCLA’s Third #DepressionHero

About Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace is a professional basketball player on the Los Angeles Lakers. He was selected to the 2005-06 NBA’s All-Defensive Team, and was voted by the media as 2003-04 NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. Metta won his first NBA Championship with the LA Lakers in June 2010.  When being interviewed on live television at the time of the win, Metta thanked his therapist — the comment went viral as Read more

Watch Facebook Live session featuring #DepressionHero UBC President Santa J. Ono and Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee Member, Michelle Craske

Facebook LIVE Event with UBC President Santa J. Ono & Michelle...

Facebook Live Video featuring 4/20/2017 discussion between Santa J. Ono (President of UBC and 2nd UCLA #DepressionHero) & Michelle Craske, PhD (UCLA scientist leading the Innovative Treatment Network component of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge). If you are interested in viewing certain parts of the conversation, please go to the appropriate time marker: 0.42 Introduction 1:57 President Ono’s shares about his decision to speak openly about his depression 7:36 Discussion about depression stigma and the work that still needs to be done11:27 Discussion about depression research and students at risk for depression 15:16 Professor Craske discusses the DGC and the 100,000 person genetics study including the current pilot project with UCLA students19:38 President Ono and Professor Craske discuss Frank’s question – Are certain students more vulnerable to depression than others? 21:08 President Ono discusses the support he received after opening up about his depression 26:07 Discussion about student concern and activism surrounding depression stigma27:58 Discussion of what UBC campus is doing to reach students with depression30:05 Discussion about suicide and the need to understand warning signs indicative of suicidal thoughts 35:29 President Ono and Professor Craske invite viewers to reach out to UBC or the DGC if they need mental health services

Posted by UCLA Grand Challenges on Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) announced its second #DepressionHero on April 13, 2017, recognizing Santa J. Ono, the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia (UBC). On April 20, 2017, President Ono joined DGC Executive Committee member, Michelle Craske, for a live conversation and Q&A via Facebook Live. President Ono discussed the decision to speak openly about his own Read more