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Chancellor Block publicly announces UCLA to offer new mental health screening and treatment program to all incoming students

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.

In this new study, approximately 10,000 students will be invited to “check in” and, if found to be vulnerable for depression or anxiety, will be invited to participate in an eight-week cognitive behavioral treatment program (ICBT study). In the prior phase, approximately 1,000 people participated in the screening with nearly 300 receiving treatment. UCLA is believed to be the first university to conduct a “campus-wide mental health screening program” such as this one, provided in conjunction with mental health services.

Source: UCLA to offer free mental health screening, treatment to all incoming students UCLA Newsroom, Sept. 14, 2017

Additional coverage:

Depression and Anxiety Soaring Amongst College Students Study Breaks, Mar. 20, 2018

Depression: Major study of college freshman kicks off at UCLA Mercury News, Sept. 22, 2017

UCLA Offers Depression Screening To Thousands Of Incoming Students Kaiser Health News, Sept. 27, 2017

UCLA offers depression screenings for incoming students CNN, Sept. 26, 2017

UCLA To Offer Depression Screening To Thousands Of Incoming Students California Healthline, Sept. 15, 2017

UCLA Will Offer Free Mental Health Checks To Students And Here’s Why It’s So Necessary Bustle, Sept. 15, 2017

UCLA Offers Free Mental Health Screenings to Incoming Freshman, Transfer Students NBC Los Angeles, Sept. 15, 2017

UCLA to offer free mental health screening services to new students Daily Bruin, Sept. 14, 2017

UCLA To Offer Free Mental Health Screenings To Incoming Students Patch, Sept.14, 2017