By Kelly Wallace
September 9, 2015


Just a handful of days into the new semester at Penn State this fall, a student came to the counseling center in the throes of a panic attack, crying and upset, said Ben Locke, associate director of clinical services for the school's Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.

The student tried to get support from family and was turned away. "There's no question that the services we will give to (the student) will change (the student's) life ... and reducing stigma for those people is absolutely important and critical," said Locke.