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Virginia: Local schools add mental health curriculum to schools

Feb 16, 2018, Suffolk, VA, ABC13: Suffolk high schools tackle mental wellness http://www.13newsnow.com/news/education/suffolk-high-schools-tackle-mental-wellness/519808178 In Suffolk, Kings Fork, Nansemond River, and Lakeland High Schools students will be taught a new mental health curriculum. … Suffolk Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Rice said teachers will be trained as early as next week, and parents will also get a sneak peek. … Rice explained that this rhetoric is an opportunity to bring change and break the stigma of mental health. "We want to, first of all, try to get rid of the stigma that’s attached to it and I think that’s why so many people are afraid to bring it forward or admit that they have an issue or that their children have an issue," said Rice.