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Professors are People, Too: Professors Speak About Their Own Mental Health

STORY AND PHOTOS BY: SEBASTIAN ORRANTIA






















(L-R) Instructors Anthony Nelson, Tony Procell, Brack Morrow, and Luis Jacquez listening to a question from the crowd in the Cafeteria Annex March 28.


Four EPCC instructors spoke about their own mental health struggles in the Valle Verde

Cafeteria Annex Tuesday, advocating for our Bringing Awareness to Mental Health student club. Combining English, art, and education professors, Anthony Nelson, Tony Procell, Brack

Morrow, and Luis Jacquez spoke in the “Professors are People, Too” panel.


They each touched on the impact of negative class reviews, how they consistently work on

becoming better instructors, and how virtual learning dramatically affected their mental health.

With each bad review risking their career despite struggling along with students in new

environments like virtual learning, their mental well-being suffers.


“Professors are People, Too” presenters speaking to the crowd of students in the Cafeteria Annex March 28.


Furthermore, Art instructor Brack Morrow addressed virtual learning, saying, “Coming back and having that interaction face to face…it was just wonderful,” despite calling himself a hermit. Made possible by our BAMH club.

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