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(Canada) Edmonton: Province provides $16.5M for mental health in schools

May 12, 2018, (Canada) Edmonton (Alberta) Star: Students reap benefits of Edmonton high school’s focus on mental health https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2018/05/12/students-reap-benefits-of-edmonton-high-schools-focus-on-mental-health.html Janet Hancock has long held the belief that the school she runs should offer support to students with mental health issues and shuffled her budget around to do so. The principal of Lillian Osborne High School in southwest Edmonton is pleased with the Alberta government’s May 7 announcement of $5 million for schools in the province. That’s in addition to the $10.6 million already spent on mental health programs in schools. … She’s hired career councillors, mental health experts and life coaches to help her students deal with mental health issues while at school. … Students who deal with anxiety, depression or are considered special needs can go to relax and figure out what they need to do to get back to class. …