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New York: Schools required to include mental health education in curriculum

Nov 3, 2017, Jamestown (NY) Post-Journal: Schools To Integrate Mental Health Into 2018-19 Curriculum http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2017/11/schools-to-integrate-mental-health-into-2018-19-curriculum/ Beginning next year, elementary, middle and high schools in the state will be required to include mental health education in the health curriculum. A recent report from the Mental Health Association of New York State detailed the reasoning for the push for mental health awareness and the history of this requirement. … While the health curriculum guide includes a spot for mental health, the Mental Health Association of New York State report said many schools are not teaching mental health. This is not the case in Jamestown schools. Drake said mental health is the first subject in the health curriculum.