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LHU alumna to return to campus to speak about mental health awareness

Brittany Cooley PosterEntrepreneur, Brittany Cooley, will present “Hell to Hope: A Personal Story of Finding Purpose Through Pain,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in the Ulmer Planetarium on the campus of LHU. A reception with refreshments will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Cooley, is a free-spirited, entrepreneur who is hellbent on sharing her message of strength and hope across the globe. She has dedicated her life to being one of the powerful faces of mental health awareness and suicide prevention after her own serious suicide attempt in 2012. Her suicide attempt was the climax of a decade of trauma including homelessness, hunger, sexual abuse and loss in her youth. Today, she shares her story of tragedy to triumph as a powerful example of using the struggles she has faced to strengthen her tenacious spirit. 

Cooley graduated from Lock Haven University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She is a social media branding coach and the founder of “Branding By Britt,” where she personally mentors motivated entrepreneurs to grow an engaged following on social media by being confident in who they are. She also is the co-founder of B&B Fit Meals, the first healthy meal prep and delivery service in Bradford County. Her autobiography, “Strength Personified: A Personal Story of Tragedy to Triumph,” is her first book.

The event will be hosted by the LHU Social Work Club and is free and open to the public.

For more information about Cooley, search @TheBrittanyCooley on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call 570-484-2011.

Lock Haven University’s main campus is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors and five graduate programs.

LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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