This article reviews efforts that many states have made to address mental issues in schools. The recognition that stress and anxiety in our schools contribute negatively to the mental health of students (and adults) has triggered this move to require schools to adopt mental health standards.Source:
Lucy Hood, Education DIVE, September 3, 2019Description:
“We really need to invest in the period from when an individual is born to when they graduate from high school,” said Johnson, who is working in several states to support legislative initiatives for mental health education at the K-12 level. Those states include Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. “Those 18 years,” Johnson said, “are some of the most fundamental in ensuring that individuals will not develop a lifelong mental health illness and that they are well-suited to ensuring that their mental health and resiliency are at the highest level that they can be when going into their post-graduate life.”Read the full article here!