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Mental and Emotional Health Education Jan. 28

The State Board of Education issued Rule 6A-1.094121 requiring all students in grades 6-12 receive 5 hours of instruction in the areas of mental and emotional health education, including instruction in the areas of general mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.  Polk County high school teachers will be providing this education during the month of January 2020.  These lessons are scheduled to be taught at our school on January 28, 2020. During this instruction, the following topics will be discussed:

 

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicide prevention
  • Stigma of mental illness
  • Self-care strategies
  • Vaping prevention

•           Opioid/prescription medication awareness