Coping in the time of COVID-19 is an uncharted, life-changing task for everyone, and it can make caring for our own mental health and the mental health of those around us a challenge.

Check out our upcoming Presentation Series as campus mental health experts share resources and strategies for coping in a time of COVID-19:

Upcoming Presentations: 

  • None scheduled

Previous sessions:

    Thursday, April 8 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM CST

    Is Everything I Feel My Fault: Feeling Depressed and Anxious When it Actually May Be Sadness and Stress 

    Video coming soon

    Panel Discussion Members

    • Stacey McElroy-Heltzel, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations

    Thursday, April 1 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM CST

    The Unseen Impacts of the Pandemic: What Do I Do With All My Losses and Disappointments? 

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    Panel Discussion Members

    • Linda Stewart Kroon, Director, Women's Resource and Action Center and Katryn Duarte, Assistant Director, Sexual Assault Services, Rape Victim Advocacy Program

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 

    Managing the Future of Work and Learning

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    Panel Discussion Members

    • Nikole Mac, Director, Leadership & Organizational Development, University Human Resources

    Tuesday, November 10

    Undergraduate Students 

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    Panel Discussion Members

    • Jack Lauer, Undergraduate Student Government
    • Regan Smock, Undergraduate Student Government
    • Dom Badajoz, Native American Student Association
    • Grace Kiple, Undergraduate Student Government
    • Kayla Cleland, Undergraduate Student Government
    • Mara Smith, Undergraduate Student Government

    Tuesday, November 10

    Parents, Families, Guardians

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    Panel Discussion Members

    • Mary Youngmiller, PhD, Lone Star College
    • Jodi Graff, MA, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Carver College of Medicine
    • Jacob B. Priest, PhD, LMFT, Couple and Family Therapy Program, LGBTQ Counseling Clinic
    • Dawn M. Bates, PhD, University Housing and Dining, University Counseling Service
    • Maureen Schafer, MS, Academic Advising Center
    • Nicholas M. Creary, PhD, Center for Diversity and Enrichment

    Tuesday, September 29

    Managing the Graduate World 

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    Panel Discussion Members

    • Saba Rasheed Ali, Program in Counseling Psychology, College of Education
    • Erin Barnes, Program in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, College of Education
    • Nicole Del Castillo, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Carver College of Medicine
    • Brittany Greenbaum, University Counseling Service 
    • Heidi Schmitt, University Counseling Service
    • Jennifer Teitle, Graduate College

    Thursday, July 23

    Caring for Students & Others 

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    Panel Discussion Members

    • Carla Melby-Oetken, BA, UI Wellness
    • Maria Guadalupe Bruno, PsyD, Division of Student Life
    • Brianne Schwarz, Orientation Services
    • Sean D. Hesler, MS, MBA, Learning and Development
    • Ian K. Evans, PsyD, University Counseling Service
    • Scott Liu, PhD, University Counseling Service 

    Thursday, July 30

    Caring for Self 

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    Panel Discussion Members

    • Arwa Aburizik, MD, MS, Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    • Bronwyn Threlkeld-Wiegand, LISW, UI Employee Assistance Program
    • Nikole Mac, MBA, Leadership Development
    • Kimberly J. Hart, PhD, Department of Psychiatry
    • Beverly Klug, MA, LMFT, Department of Psychiatry

    Thursday, April 23

    Students

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    Student Panel Discussion Members

    • Kelly Clougher, University Counseling Service
    • Karen Grajczyk, Student Wellness
    • Jeniece Nott, Student Health
    • Linda Kroon, Women’s Resource and Action Center
    • Nikki Hodous​, Office of Care & Assistance
    • Noel Mills, University of Iowa Student Government
    • Adam Robinson, Rape Victim Advocacy Program

    Thursday, April 23

    Faculty/Staff 

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    Staff/Faculty Discussion Members

    • Bronwyn Threlkeld-Wiegand, Employee Assistance Program
    • Megan Hammes, Wellness
    • Elaine Himadi, University Hospitals & Clinics
    • Diana Kremzar, Family Services
    • Eli Hotchkin, Threat Assessment Program
    • Brianna Marcelo, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion