Mental Health Should Be Taught in Schools

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“If a school finds out that a student has been diagnosed with cancer, everyone rallies around that child,” Smith said. “If they find out that a kid has a mental health issue, though, all of a sudden they’re branded as the next school shooter. They don’t feel like they can speak openly about the challenges that they’re facing because they are afraid of what people’s reactions might be. It’s very isolating.” (Katie Morning)

“But in much the same way as grown-ups, children who use positive coping strategies are more likely to work through their worries, reduce stress and bounce back from difficulties. And children who develop these helpful coping strategies are more likely to become resilient, mentally healthy adults.” (Psychlopaedia)

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