On Television

USF Fr. Thang "Ryan" Nguyen in his "Stronger Than I Knew" video
Stronger Than I Knew
Summing up the greatest struggle of your life and how you overcame it may not be the usual subject matter for a five minute YouTube video, but USF students are doing just that—all with the hope of helping out classmates who might be facing a similar issue. It’s part of the USF Counseling Center’s “Stronger Than I Knew” program, which we introduce you to on University Beat on WUSF TV.

On the Radio

USF Sr. Meghan Whitt in her "Stronger Than I Knew" video
Stronger Than I Knew

They talk about learning English, surviving sexual assault, and coping with the death of both parents. USF students are sharing their personal stories on YouTube with the goal of inspiring classmates and giving them hope. It's a USF-created campaign called "Stronger Than I Knew," and we'll tell you more about it on this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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Lani Steffens, a Mental Health Promotion Specialist at the USF Counseling Center, talks about what she hopes the students who shot the “Stronger Than I Knew” videos and the students who view them get out of the experience.

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Lani Steffens says putting the “Stronger Than I Knew” videos on YouTube is what makes the program so strong and unique.


For more information

USF Counseling Center
813-974-2831 webpage

Stronger Than I Knew video page



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