Youth Stress and Mood Program

The Youth Stress and Mood Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is dedicated to improving health and mental health in children and adolescents, and developing and evaluating treatments and services for depression and suicide prevention. Our program focuses on enhancing coping and stress management in children and adolescents, supporting families in caring for their children, and developing services to meet the needs of children and families.  The program has a number of federally funded research grants, provides clinical services, and involves collaborative work with community partners to strengthen community resources for depression and suicide prevention in youths. 

Directed by Dr. Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, Professor in Residence in the department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, the Youth Stress and Mood Program is currently engaged in multiple research studies that provide clinical care for children and adolescents presenting with depression, stress, suicide, and/or symptoms of mood disturbance.  Following an initial evaluation, we may be able to provide services for children  and adolescents, which may include individual or family-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  There is no charge for services offered through our studies and eligible participants will instead be financially compensated for participation.

For more information on our current research programs, or to participate in one of our studies, please call:  310-794-4962.

Joan Asarnow