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A School Is Threatening to Punish Its Suicidal Students
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A School Is Threatening to Punish Its Suicidal Students

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Quote:In the winter of 2015, a student at Northern Michigan University named Katerina Klawes sought out help at the university’s counseling office. She had been sexually assaulted in July of 2014 and wanted to talk about her experiences with a professional.

On March 25, 2015, she got an alarming email from Mary Brundage, associate dean of students at NMU, which read, in part, as follows:

Dear Kat,

I received a report that others are worried about your well-being. I’d like to meet with you to discuss your options for support and see what I can do to help …

Our self-destructive policy is currently under review, as stated on top of the policy, so it is important that you know a couple of thing [sic]. First, you will not be removed as a student for seeking help from the appropriate resources. You can use any of the resources listed below without worry. Second, Engaging [sic] in any discussion of suicidal or self-destructive thoughts or actions with other students interferes with, or can hinder, their pursuit of education and community. It is important that you refrain from discussing these issues with other students and use the appropriate resources listed below. If you involve other students in suicidal or self-destructive thoughts or actions you will face disciplinary action. My hope is that, knowing exactly what could result in discipline, you can avoid putting yourself in that position. [emphasis mine]



Take care,
Mary

The letter was confusing for a couple of reasons. For one thing, Klawes hadn’t even mentioned feeling suicidal during her counseling. For another, it seemed to be saying that she could get in disciplinary trouble simply for talking to her friends about how she was feeling in the aftermath of her assault, which was troubling.

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(09-26-2016 03:49 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  What the hell is this madness... Cuckoo

bullshit... thats what it is

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Ah yes, prevent people dying of distress by inducing more distress.... I don't understand why people are so harsh to suicidal people and presumably suicidal people. It always makes me sick to be reminded that most people don't actually care, they're just tossing around mottoes and policies without bothering to think of why people chose death. God people are incompetent.
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I remember one story of a high school student being kicked out of school because they had depression so...yeah
This discrimination needs to stop.

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(09-28-2016 07:51 AM)Sadly_Not Wrote:  discrimination

That's probably not the word you were looking for
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(09-29-2016 05:19 AM)Jop Wrote:  
(09-28-2016 07:51 AM)Sadly_Not Wrote:  discrimination

That's probably not the word you were looking for

Well that's true, but it's the best thing I could think of.Maybe 'bias' would be better?

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(09-29-2016 05:19 AM)Jop Wrote:  
(09-28-2016 07:51 AM)Sadly_Not Wrote:  discrimination

That's probably not the word you were looking for

I'd say it's discrimination. Just because it isn't based in race or gender doesn't mean they are without their prejudices.
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Michigan. That's why.
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Michigan?
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