This is a legal status that lawmakers created for your protection.
We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 16 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age. 10.“Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 11.“Emergency Contraception,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 12.“Emergency Room Requirements To Offer/Provide Sexual Assault Survivors with Emergency Contraception.” Henry J.
Please remember that different employees on campus have different abilities to maintain a victim’s confidentiality.
Free, national hotlines are available 24/7 for anyone who needs help managing their depression.
The only exception is information shared with Confidential Resources.
The university encourages victims of sexual violence to talk to somebody about what happened so victims can get the support they need, and so the University can respond appropriately.
There are also local and national resources student victims and survivors may want to consider contacting.
Below is a list of some of the resources available.
Depression has a high rate of co-occurrence with both anxiety (up to 60%) and substance use disorders.