Justin Bieber Gives Shore Student $100,000 For Mental Health Work

The fortunate recipient is Julie Coker of Monmouth County, New Jersey, who got the big check from the "Yummy" crooner during a taping of MTV's "Fresh Out Live", which released on Friday.

Beiber, who Coker went to see in concert when she was 13, presented the check in person on February 7 on MTV in honor of Coker's work with Active Minds, a mental health awareness initiative with campus chapters across the nation. "I'm so grateful to Justin Bieber for helping me forward on that path". Coker is president of the Stockton chapter and also serves on the national Active Minds Student Advisory Committee.

Julie Coker had her own battle with depression and anxiety after losing her family's home back in Super Storm Sandy. Part of the money will help pay for graduate school after she obtained her undergraduate social work degree in May. Active Minds has a presence on over 800 college, university, and high school campuses nationwide, and is powered by a robust Chapter Network, the nationally acclaimed Send Silence Packing® exhibit, and inspiring Active Minds Speakers. Justin Bieber, it so appears, was the first music artist she noticed in concert, at the age of 13. Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, brought her to meet Bieber and his wife, Hailey Bieber, backstage after the presentation. In addition, she has engaged in the #HugMore campaign, which Justin Bieber has also embraced, so to speak.

"Julie is one of the all-time great Stockton students", said Nathan Morell, the advisor for Active Minds and assistant director of counseling services. "She really hit the ground running and by her second year here was president of Active Minds. She works tirelessly year-round, even during the summer".

Throughout her time at Stockton University, Julie has been a relentless activist for mental health awareness on her campus and shows up every day to help move Active Minds programs forward in order to change the conversation on mental health, create communities of support, and save lives. "The check is in my room at home, but I still feel like it nearly didn't happen".