Best Practices for Supporting Suicidal Students within a Risk Management Framework

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A resource that provides an explanation of how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply to suicidal students. It includes the basic steps a university should take to accommodate distressed students’ needs. The author emphasizes the importance of focusing on the needs of the distressed student and how the university may support that student rather than jumping immediately to separation or discipline for violation of conduct codes.

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