Graduate Students & Mental Health: Prioritizing what's Important

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The Scooty Fund is pleased to partner with Seattle University; this moderated panel presentation examines mental, emotional, and relational wellness as it applies to graduate students in a variety of disciplines. Panel participants will share their diverse personal experiences and professional knowledge to provide a comprehensive discussion of this important topic. Questions from the audience are encouraged.

Meet the Panelists:

Harry Brown, MA, LMFT
Harry is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 27 years of experience in working with youth and families. The focus of his work is supporting adolescents to young adult’s healthy emotional development. Harry believes that school based mental health services are an essential early intervention tool. As a school-based clinician, he addresses the challenges of anxiety and depression by teaching emotional self-regulation skills, social emotional learning and providing Mental Health Screening. He is also a consultant, trainer, and schools coach for the UW School of Social Work’s Forefront in the Schools Suicide Prevention program. Harry is committed to reducing the stigma of mental health treatment and increasing access to support services. Harry is passionate about empowering young people to develop the resiliency needed to face life’s challenges.
Tony Vo, Ed.D
Tony is from White Center, Washington. He identifies as a queer second generation Vietnamese American. He graduated from the SU EDLR program in 2020 and wrote his dissertation on digital equity. He is currently the Assistant Director of Admission and Student Life at Seattle University’s School of Law. Tony is also an adjunct faculty at Bellevue College teaching Asian American Studies, Community Health Service-Learning, and Practicum in Wellness Promotion. Tony is also co-founder and current board member for VietQ, a queer Vietnamese grassroots organization based in King County. Tony also serves as a Point Foundation mentor to community college students receiving the Point scholarship. In his spare time Tony enjoys gardening, watching reality TV, fan over all things superhero, and make balloon arrangements.
Leroy Mitchell
Leroy (He/Him) has extensive experience in working with traditionally marginalized communities--in particular young men of color--with education, career, and identity development. Leveraging his work as a college counselor, and personal experiences as a former college athlete, Leroy builds community where people may develop healthy ideals of self and masculinity to manifest their full selves and lead healthy lives.
Julius Moss
Julius lives in Tacoma and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Seattle University. His research interests include economic mobility, digital literacy, public policy implementation, and leadership practices within nonprofit organizations and community college systems. Previously, Julius served as a program director for Seattle Colleges, a program manager for the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning, and an online instructor for the Center for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University.
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