The Tough Talk You Need to Have With Your Parents Before College

Based on surveys from the JED Foundation and the American College Health Association, it’s unlikely that a student will graduate from college without at least knowing another student who has a mental health disorder, has attempted suicide, abuses drugs or has experienced an unwanted sexual contact. Eric Wood, associate director of counseling and mental health at Texas Christian University, recently wrote to incoming college students everywhere providing information on some of the support available from university counseling and mental health centers. This piece was published in the Texas Tribune.