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About The Program

CoachLink is a unique, cutting-edge program made possible by the Austin Frazier Memorial Fund, dedicated to helping students with existing issues like stress, academic success, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder or just general struggles with their moods or concentration transition from home to college in a healthy and positive way.

The program was announced in July 2010. CoachLink will link each involved undergraduate student with a CoachLink Coach who will serve as a life coach to guide, mentor, help them connect with campus services and regularly check in. This extra layer of personalized support to foster healthy adjustment to college is often missing for students facing the challenges of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorder, and can greatly impact their college success.

CoachLink is coordinated out of the EMU counseling center and overseen by a licensed professional counselor.

Austin Frazier

Austin FrazierAustin Frazier, who suffered from ADHD and bi-polar disorder, took his life on Oct. 7, 2009. He was a junior majoring in psychology at James Madison University.

When their son died, Bibb and Dolly Frazier openly shared Austin’s struggles with ADHD and Bi-Polar disorder.

They created the Austin Frazier Memorial Fund, focused on prevention programming on campuses, like CoachLink, in honor of their beloved son.

Learn more about Austin and the Memorial Fund

life coaching at college • fostering well being • helping you succeed