b"I always keep a few brochures and handouts in my office to use with students who I think will benefit from campus and community resources. I find that having a few usage statistics, to let the student know they are not alone in their plight, helps the individual follow through. In some cases I even set up an appointment for the student, with them present, and have volunteered to walk with them to the student help centers here on campus. It helps ease their anxiety and shows that I truly care for their quality of life and overall wellbeing. - Andrew Fink, M.Ed., Instructor, Department of Health Sciences, James Madison UniversityI tell students that getting psychological counseling does not mean you're crazy, that I've done it and that it's a privilege to get professional help in viewing issues from your own perspective, without the complications of advice from friends and family members who all have an interest in you from a particular perspective.I say the world would be so much better if everyone could have a private counselor to talk to each week and that the cost is free while they're students and they should take advantage of the opportunity to gain insight into their own feelings and behaviors. I tell them that I know our counselors will absolutely NOT reveal anything about their personal situations without permission and tell them they should spill everything and not hold back.I tell them the counseling will be only as effective as they are honest and that they should not be afraid to cry or express anger or curseMental Health Concerns153"