Congratulations to New York State’s MHANYS Dept. for making the state the first in the US to require MH education in schools for all students, grades K-12.
I remember my 5th grade gym class & learning about the muscles in the body & all their formal names. When we did our Jump Rope For Heart program we were taught that we were jumping up & down using the strength of our “gastrocnemius” muscles. I couldn’t have been prouder at this new “big” word I’d learned at the time. No disrespect meant to Mr. Slavin wherever you may be now, but looking back I wish I’d have learned about PTSD, Anxiety, & Depression, & what feelings I should have been looking out for, as opposed to a word that I have replaced w/ the simple term “calf muscle” for approximately the past 3 decades.
Thanks to NYS for being the first to notice that every student at every age needs to be armed w MH education, & to learn more about themselves & others, & what signs to look out for that may represent poor MH. This is so long overdue.
I’m thrilled “Crazy’s” Global Mental Health Alliance (Dr’s & educators) has already made significant progress on our four-pronged “SameHere Schools” program centered around: 1) a launch assembly w/