2019-2020 Traditional Undergraduate Student Handbook

Personal Injury to Self

In times of great distress, people might engage in harmful, self-injurious behaviors. Examples of such behavior are eating disorders or other lifestyle habits that cause health risks, repeated remarks about or seeming infatuation with death or suicide, self-mutilation, or actual suicide attempts. LBC recognizes that those who are finding self-harm a reasonable alternative to facing the difficulties of this world need others to come alongside them and lend direction and support during crisis. LBC has created a response plan to address and provide guidance in situations where a student engages in self-harm. Depending on the nature of the situation, LBC may choose to respond in a variety of ways, which may include accountability, counseling, and/or psychological assessment. In every situation, attempts will be made to allow the student to have the opportunity to choose a healthy response.