AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Legislature passed a bill that would require all Maine schools to include mental health education as a part of health education classes.
In a release from the Maine Legislature, elementary schools would be required that students be taught attitudes and behaviors that promote health and well-being.
Maine middle schools or junior high schools would be required to teach the importance of mental health and the relationship between physical and mental health.
“Teaching our kids how to talk about mental health — and that it’s OK to talk about mental health — will help them be more mindful and proactive about their own overall wellbeing,” said Sen. Carson. “I’m glad my colleagues in the Senate have prioritized the health of our