Northern Michigan University Questioned Over Its Self-Harm Policy

September 26, 2016

By Jordan Davidson at The Mighty

On March 25, 2015, Katerina Klawes, a student at Northern Michigan University (NMU), received an email from the school’s associate dean of students, Mary Brundage, telling Klawes she was prohibited from talking to her peers about any suicidal or self-destructive thoughts she might have. Discussing these topics with other students, Brundage said, would be in violation of the school’s “self-destructive policy,” and could result in disciplinary action...

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