Chancellor Block announces free mental health screening, treatment for all incoming students


Speaking before dozens of influential business and civic leaders about mental health in the workplace, Chancellor Block announced today UCLA will for the first time offer free mental health screening and, if appropriate, treatment, to all incoming freshmen and transfer students.

“It affects about 350 million people worldwide, and yet, in my view, depression remains somewhat overlooked and understudied. That depression has not been identified as our number one health issue astounds me,” said Chancellor Block during his keynote speech at the inaugural One Mind Initiative at Work summit.

The One Mind Initiative was founded by Garen and Shari Staglin as a part of the One Mind Institute, a public nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness, funding research and finding solutions for brain illnesses.

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Read Chancellor Block’s speech.