Acadia University student removed from dorm after expressing suicidal thoughts

An Acadia University student says he was removed from his dorm after expressing suicidal thoughts, but the Nova Scotia university says it would never make such a decision without the student’s health in mind. Blake Robert, 20, published his account in the student newspaper The Athenaeum on Thursday. He said he began to feel depressed in the final semester last school year, and it got worse when he returned in the fall. Robert turned to the don of his residence, who was “very supportive” and got him an appointment with Acadia University’s counselling services, he said. However, he said he never got the chance to go — he was told to pack his bags the day before the appointment on Dec. 10.

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