Huskers bounce back from life's challenges, failures, and hardships!
Resilience is a skill set of behaviors, thoughts and actions you can develop to help manage change, hardship and disappointment. Persisting and growing through adversity enhances flexibility, overall functioning and well-being.
Big Red Resilience & Well-Being provides fun events, innovative education, and dynamic services to help students understand emotions, manage stress, build strength, connect with others, develop grit and navigate transitions.
Your Support Team
Visit us at 127 University Health Center, 550 N. 19th St.
Connie Boehm(she, her, hers)
I have a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Manchester University.
I am a transplant from The Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio, after working 20 years there as student wellness director. My spouse Mike and I have two great kids: Kirby is an Athletic Success coach and Academic Advisor at Xavier University, and Karly is a special education teacher at Randolph Elementary here in Lincoln and a soccer coach at Lincoln High. I love family time, living on Pine Lake, entertaining and our animals.
A focus on well-being is important especially for college students as they strive for balance among the nine dimensions of well-being. By implementing small positive behavior changes in one dimension other dimensions will also improve, enhancing overall well-being. My favorite self-care regimen is a bubble bath followed by as much HGTV as possible!
Kara Brant(she, her, hers)
Associate Director of Student Advocacy and Support
Kara has an MS in Student Affairs & Higher Education and a BA in Arts and Humanities.
Laura Shell(she, her, hers)
I'm pursuing a Ph.D. from Penn State University in Higher Education. I have earned an M.A. in Educational Administration from Nebraska and a B.S. in Management from Iowa State University.
I’m a slow runner and fast thinker. I love reading and learning. I’m doing my best to live a happy and healthy life. Things that make me happy are time with family and adventures, including travel.
We live a busy world. There are always things to do, people to connect with, and sites to see. This busy world can consume us and overwhelm us if we don’t prioritize ourselves. By focusing on our well-being, we have the opportunity to enjoy the things we do, give our full attention to those in our lives, and appreciate the places we go.
It took me years to find a workout that I love, but I finally found Orange Theory and I get so excited to go work my body. I also love a good bubble bath, and I feel so refreshed after a good night’s sleep. Why not do all three?
Myrianna Bakou(she, her, hers)
I’m pursuing an M.A. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in counseling psychology. I earned a B.A in Psychology with minors in Communication Studies, English, Women & Gender Studies, and Sexuality studies.
I am originally from Togo, a small country in West Africa. My family and I moved to Nebraska when I was eight years old and lived here ever since. For fun, I like to read, write, travel and create new memories with friends and family. I am passionate about living my life authentically and using my strengths to help create changes I would like to see in the world. I am also passionate about education and mental health.
My dream is to one day open a non-profit counseling center in a community with a low socioeconomic status to offer low-cost and free counseling because I believe everyone deserves the right to access affordable mental health care. My favorite way to practice self-care is to spend time with my family, take a relaxing walk, or read a book.