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Eric Wood

Associate director of counseling and mental health, Texas Christian University

Eric Wood, Ph.D., LPC, is associate director of counseling and mental health at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

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The tough talk you need to have with your parents before college

Many students seek help in college only when somebody tells them to. The majority of referrals to college counseling centers, tutoring/academic coaching and financial support come from family members, friends and professors. So, talk to your family about stress and coping before classes even start and make plans to ask for help immediately when you need it.