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The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge developed STAND programming leveraging technology to screen, treat and prevent anxiety and depression

STAND (Screening and Treatment for Anxiety & Depression) was first developed in 2017 by Dr. Michelle Craske under the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge. It was designed to be a full system of care that leverages digital technology to rapidly screen and initiate personalized evidence-based treatment. In direct response to help with the universal anxiety and depression associated with COVID-19 and racial injustice, UCLA recently expanded its offerings.

STAND is offered in three formats:

Self-serve tools

 

 

 

 

Presented as the COVID-19 Care Package, this set of tools is designed for anyone to get a boost and learn new strategies for lifting moods and easing COVID-19 related anxiety and depression.

 

Community rollout

 

 

 

 

Called STAND for All, this online set of courses is available to collaborating communities as a resource for mental health concerns such as anxiety depression, trauma, panic, and sleep troubles.

 

System of care

 

 

 

 

The full STAND system of care leverages technology, certified coaches, and licensed professionals to tailor services to participants’ needs in real-time. Implementations to date have focused on higher education and health system setting.

 

About the Depression Grand Challenge

STAND was developed under the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) treatment arm. In 2015, UCLA launched the DGC to cut the global burden of depression in half by 2050. Our efforts are organized into 4 pillars of impact:

  • Find Underlying Causes and trajectories of anxiety and depression
  • Discovery Neuroscience to elucidate disease mechanisms for treatment development
  • Awareness & Hope increasing understanding about depression and anxiety to end stigma and discrimination
  • Innovative Treatment to develop novel and more effective treatments for anxiety and depression and increase the scalability of existing evidence-based treatments