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Testimony in Support of the THRIVES Act, Mental Health Education, and PACT for Youth

Health Promotion, Social Determinants of Health, Prevention, Early Intervention, Special Populations, Children Behavioral Health, Testimony

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Because mental health is essential to overall health, mental health education should be offered to all students, rather than just those diagnosed with or at risk of a condition. Requiring mental health education appropriate for developmental stages at each grade level will help students understand, value, and protect their mental health. The goal is to provide students with information to understand their own mental health, skills to build and strengthen their own resilience, and resources to provide additional support when they need it.