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UCLA Depression Grand Challenge releases new library of STAND Tips for stress & anxiety management

  • November 29, 2023

Today, the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge launches STAND Tips, a web-based toolkit available to everyone that provides effective strategies to help manage common stress, anxiety and grief, especially during periods of hardship or following traumatic events.

STAND Tips is a collection of easy-to-follow tips organized by topic to manage common mental health concerns or to practice self-care. Individuals may choose to focus on a theme, like worrying less, or may opt to explore a specific strategy, like getting present. STAND Tips is the successor to the COVID-19 Care Package, an online resource created by the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge in 2020 in response to the pandemic and preserves the essential elements of the care package that remain relevant to everyday life. The creation of the care package was generously funded by Beyoncé's BeyGOOD and Jack Dorsey's Start Small fund.

“We are very grateful to BeyGOOD and Start Small for their care and generosity to create this content for people who were suffering, often in isolation, during the pandemic. We are pleased to be able to extend the use of these easy-to-use, helpful resources for those dealing with periods of hardship or seeking self-care and mental health strategies for common concerns through STAND Tips,” DGC Executive Director Michelle Popowitz said.

Offering STAND Tips furthers the DGC’s strategic priority to provide access to reliable and effective treatment resources for all communities who need them. The strategies featured in STAND Tips were inspired by content created for the STAND system of care (STAND 2.0), developed under the leadership of Michelle Craske, co-director of the DGC. For those seeking to learn and master more strategies, the DGC offers STAND for All.