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STAND with the Depression Grand Challenge

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
58 Donors
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Project ended on January 01, at 12:00 AM PST
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Thank You Again!

February 22, 2019

With gratitude to you and 57 other advocates, The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge team is proud to share the success of our 2nd annual UCLA Spark campaign, aimed at raising much-needed resources for the Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression (STAND) Program. In 44 days, the community came together to raise $36,941, passing our fundraising goal and unlocking a $25,000 match, raising a total of $61,941 for the STAND Program.


This collective generosity is helping to identify at-risk students, prevent suicide, and understand the biological causes of depression all while enabling UCLA students to continue to receive free mental health screening, assessment, and personalized treatment.


Thank you, again, for supporting the DGC’s mission to reduce the global burden of depression. We look forward to keeping you informed of our progress.


In other news, DGC faculty, a member of the DGC Leadership Council, and a STAND Program Certified Resilience Peer recently participated in a TEDxUCLA Salon focused on depression. Click here to watch the sold out program.


If you have any questions or would like to become involved in our efforts, please contact Dorin Esfahani at


December 07, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of over 40 donors including YOU and a successful Giving Tuesday, together, we have raised $9,991 for the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge STAND Program, bringing us 39% of the way toward our goal with 24 days remaining. A generous donor family has pledged to match each dollar to help us double our goal, bringing our total to $19,982 and taking us that much closer to raising $50,000.


You have already made a difference through contributing, but there is one more way that you can help us combat depression: share our campaign on social media or via email with your friends, family, and colleagues. Your public advocacy not only has potential to raise necessary funding for this program, but is also an important step in eliminating the social stigmas that surround the global epidemic of depression.


We truly appreciate your contributions and continued advocacy. You are helping UCLA students continue to receive free mental health screening, assessment, and personalized treatment.


If you have any questions or would like to get more involved with our efforts, please contact Dorin Esfahani at


Thank you, again, for your support and consideration. We look forward to keeping you informed of our progress.


With gratitude, 

The DGC Crowdfunding Team 

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Thank you for being UCLA’s ally in combating mental health stigmas that are often barriers to getting help! Your donation helps support the continued development of the Mental Health Tracker for UCLA students, guiding them to get the help they need.



Bruins appreciate your support and your advocacy for the STAND Program. Your gift can be used to fund remote monitoring of students, ensuring that their mental health is tended to whether in their dorms at UCLA or at their homes.



You are a friend to those suffering from depression and other issues of mental health. Your contribution can help STAND develop adaptive technology, online resources, and communities that can help researchers identify the signs and symptoms of depression, suicide, and self-injury within the UCLA student body.



You are a mental health champion, and UCLA is grateful for your action! Your contribution helps make possible the training of peer resilience counselors, who provide support for their classmates 24/7.



Thank you for partnering with the Depression Grand Challenge to provide free access to mental healthcare to UCLA students. Our efforts don't stop here, and with your support, STAND will become a model for other Universities around the world.



You are a superhero of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge. Your gift helps UCLA provide uniquely tailored, complimentary treatments for students with depression.



Thank you for supporting the UCLA STAND program. You are saving lives with your generous donation.



Your gift provides resources to continue the STAND efforts, enabling the DGC team to offer innovative treatment programs as well as monitoring for students struggling with depression and anxiety. We are grateful.

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