Executive Director, Lee Thompson Young Foundation
In 2015, Stephanie founded NaviPsych, LLC, a mental health consulting and coaching company based in Atlanta, GA. She developed a method of in-depth consultation that leads to more accurate matches with the mental health professionals, doctors and/or holistic healing practitioners who fit her client’s needs best. During the COVID19 pandemic, she consulted with nearly 200 men and women from across the United States.
In October of 2019, Stephanie became the Executive Director of the Lee Thompson Young Foundation, an Atlanta-based mental health nonprofit. In 2021, Stephanie led the organization in narrowing its aims to meeting the mental health needs of intellectually and creatively gifted youth and young adults. The organization intends to raise awareness about the psychological needs of gifted and talented youth, educate the public about evidence-based methods used to meet their mental health needs, and promote the healthy development of their psychological well-being.
Stephanie enjoys listening to books on Audible, listening to podcasts on iTunes, and spending quality time with her husband and their intellectually and creatively gifted children; 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.
Overview: College students have encountered unique challenges leading to poor mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Before the pandemic started, one in five college students experienced one or more diagnosable mental disorders worldwide. The fact that the COVID-19 pandemic affects collegiate mental health underscores the urgent need to understand these challenges and concerns. During this session, a panel of experts will discuss the development of courses of action and public health messaging that can better support college students in this crisis.