Remember when Ariana Grande gave fans $5 million in free therapy? It felt like a maniacal dream. The Grammy-winning artist provided free and accessible mental health support before my school and health care providers.\
Like many students in college, I was burned out from back-to-back finals at the time and wanted to know if the “Just keep Breathin” singer could actually help me breathe. Through weekly live video chats, my counselor and I were able to identify and deconstruct the sources of our daily stress and anxiety. Our conversation was flexible, open-minded and confidential. I could say literally anything that came to my mind, and most importantly, I felt heard.