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Mental Health Virtual Panel Discussions

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.

Join our virtual Panel Discussions as campus mental health experts share resources and strategies for coping in a time of COVID-19:

UPCOMING SESSIONS:

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PREVIOUS SESSIONS:

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