About The Program
CoachLink is a unique, cutting-edge three-year pilot program, made possible by the Austin Frazier Memorial Fund, dedicated to helping students with existing issues like 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 an MA in Counseling graduate student 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 will be coordinated out of the EMU counseling center and overseen by a licensed professional counselor. Program results and feedback from students will be tracked to enable other colleges and universities to offer similar preventative programs.
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.
life coaching at college • fostering well being • helping you succeed