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Fact Sheet on Supporting Students at Risk of Self Harm during COVID

Updated: Nov 17

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly issued a fact sheet to support students with mental health disabilities, their families, and their schools in the era of COVID-19. Along with the fact sheet, OCR released a letter to educators highlighting the civil rights obligations of schools and postsecondary institutions to students with mental health disabilities. The fact sheet entitled Supporting and Protecting the Rights of Students at Risk of Self-Harm in the Era of COVID-19, provides information about federal civil rights laws that protect students with mental health disabilities and can be downloaded here > https://www.ada.gov/students_self-harm_fact_sheet.pdf

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