"If it were up to him, he'd give away every ticket for free," she says.
"I'm excited about every aspect of this event. I think for those of us who are coming in to participate it's very exciting, because I really look forward to talking to the students and learning about what they're dealing with," Close told The Associated Press during an interview Thursday at the University of Michigan. "There's a lot of anxiety, depression, and stigma on campuses. I think kids are really, really open and ready to talk about it."