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College threatens to discipline students who talk about suicide

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A college in northern Michigan is prohibiting students from discussing self-destructive thoughts with other students.

According to several published reports, the issue at Northern Michigan University came about when a student met with one of the school's counselors.  

New York Magazine has published what is believed to be a portion of an email written Northern Michigan University's Associate Dean of Students, Mary Brundage.  

It reads, in part, "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."

Now, many are wondering whether the school policy is a violation of free speech.

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