The law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sept. 30, 2016, requires all elementary, middle and high schools in the state to provide education about mental health to all students as part of health education curriculum. Starting in July, New York will become the first state in the United States to require all schools to incorporate mental health education into their curriculum. The legislation calls for health education to include mental health and the relation of physical and mental health. It is designed to enhance student understanding, attitudes and behaviors that promote health, well-being and human dignity.
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