NY schools to teach about mental health

Depression

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York’s schools will have to teach about mental health in health classes starting next summer.

The law, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, takes effect in July of 2018.

The 40-year-old mandate for health education already specifically requires teaching about alcohol, drugs, tobacco and cancer prevention.

Sponsors of the new curriculum say it will help students recognize the signs of mental illness in themselves and others and seek help when it’s needed.

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