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New York is first state in the U.S. to require mental health ed in curriculum

Nov 5, 2017, NBC9 Denver: Mental health education required for New York students http://www.9news.com/news/education/mental-health-education-required-for-ny-students/489238713 BUFFALO, NY - Beginning next year, elementary, middle and high schools in New York state will be required to include mental health education in the health curriculum. “New York State is the first state in the country to do this and I think that's phenomenal. We are taking the lead and setting an example on what to do and how to help these young people,” said Karl Shallowhorn, director of community advocacy for the Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeer Buffalo. … "Frankly, we need this and we need it more than ever I believe," Shallowhorn said. It is estimated that one in five people live with some sort of mental disorder or disease. Further, according to the state Mental Health Association, the average age of early signs of mental illness is 14. …