Annie Valentine, M.Ed. (she/her), leads education and training initiatives in the Center for Health and Wellbeing at UVM. Her team delivers programming on a variety of health topics, including healthy relationships and healthy sexuality, mindfulness/ meditation, resiliency, and mental health/suicide prevention and bystander intervention.
Annie’s work largely focuses on suicide prevention and mental health literacy training. She has served as an adviser, facilitator and committee member on a number of campus and statewide initiatives such as the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, formerly the Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention committee, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Active Minds at UVM. She is a certified Adult Mental Health First Aid trainer and Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper trainer. She also leads campus efforts on bystander interventions strategies, specifically in relation to bias, discrimination, harassment and microaggressions and is a member of UVM’s Examining White Identity Retreat committee.