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STAR program integration into new UCLA student online wellness hub, signals value as important campus resource

  • November 03, 2023

When UCLA introduced an important new health resource this year for its students, Be Well Bruin, which included the STAR program as a key resource, the STAND program reached an important milestone — integration of the program into campus operations. Be Well Bruin is an online wellness hub that provides, in one convenient place, UCLA’s student-centered physical, emotional, social, academic, financial and basic needs resources.

With robust search and filtering features, Be Well Bruin enables students to articulate their needs and receive personalized responses and resource recommendations. Students can browse categories, connect with peer advocates and take the UCLA STAR Wellness Check to get real-time assessments of their mental health and treatment options.

Read the full UCLA Newsroom article.

STAR is an adaptation of the Depression Grand Challenge STAND system of care created specifically for UCLA students. It was designed in collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services, Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center, RISE Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine Behavioral Health Center. Students complete a quick registration process and then are routed to the STAR Wellness Check survey, which is an adaptive 5-minute test for symptoms of anxiety, depression and suicidality. Students and the program staff receive immediate feedback with recommended services ranging from prevention services to crisis outreach, including the STAND toolkit, which is a self-directed digital mental health program.