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Take control of your mental health with the STAND at ELAC Research Program.

Join the STAND Program and help improve mental health resources for college students around the world.

By joining the STAND at ELAC Research Program you may receive compensation up to $275 for your effort to help improve campus mental health resources.

Eligibility criteria listed below.


Enrollment is limited! Sign up today and get started in 4 easy steps

Create an account
and complete initial registration

Complete initial registration materials, which includes: participant consent, contact information and answering questions about your history and life experiences. (25 mins)


Check in and complete your
personalized wellness assessment

Complete the all the questionnaires, so your personalized STAND at ELAC experience can be created.

Enroll in your suggested service

Enroll in a personalized service selected for you. (5 mins)

Begin the

Start your customized STAND at ELAC journey! Services could include therapy with licensed clinicians, online lessons with optional coaching, and wellness tools or prevention tips. [Next steps depend on your path.]


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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for enrollment, potential research participants must be:

  • Age 18-40 years.
  • Competent to understand informed consent and express willingness to follow study procedures.
  • Currently enrolled ELAC students (full or part-time).
  • Either uninsured or on California Medicaid (Medi-Cal).
  • Own or have private access to internet.
Exclusion Criteria

Potential participants will be excluded from the research program if they are:

  • Unable to comprehend the consent form fully, respond adequately to screening questions, or maintain focus or to sit still during assessment.
  • Primary psychotic disorder, and disorders requiring more specialized care (severe eating disorders, or severe substance use disorders, or uncontrolled medical conditions); marked cognitive impairment; severe neurological disorder.
  • Substance use disorder that is so severe that it interferes with the ability to complete assessments or intervention. [Substance use is expected in this adult population.]
  • Currently treated by psychiatrist or psychologist during time that treatment is offered through STAND and unwilling to fully transfer care to STAND.
  • Under the age of 18 years.
  • Over the age of 40.

Ineligible students can still participate in Stand For All, a free virtual wellness program.

Based on your responses, one of the following three services will be recommended:

An online wellness program, through which you can learn skills for coping with common stressful experiences and build resilience at your own pace.

An online digital therapy program with lessons that are designed to respond to your specific symptoms. You may access the system through any personal device (phone, tablet or computer), and for each lesson, you also are assigned to a certified student coach who provides support through remote video chat.

Connection to a team of clinicians who will evaluate your specific symptoms and create an individual treatment plan, tailored for you. Your treatment will include weekly sessions delivered through telehealth, and if deemed appropriate, you may also have medication appointments. To be eligible for clinical care through STAND at ELAC, students need to be uninsured or have Medi-Cal or Medicare coverage. There may be costs associated with clinical care depending on your income and other factors.


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STAND at ELAC is a program created by the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge and the first external implementation of the STAND System of Care. Funding for the program at ELAC is being provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health under the DMH + UCLA Public Partnership for Wellbeing.