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At all levels of education – primary, secondary, and post-secondary – there is a growing recognition of the importance of mental health. How to foster an education system that better serves the mental health needs of students, whether it’s at-risk youth, victims of school bullying, or stressed and depressed college students, is one of the most important questions facing mental health researchers, advocates, and policymakers.

Six things all schools should consider before adding mental health lessons to the curriculum

John Moriarty, Queen’s University Belfast Current estimates suggest that one in ten children have a clinically diagnosed mental health or behavioural problem, so it’s not hard to see why the idea of “mental health literacy” – or mental health lessons in schools – is going mainstream. Most recent to these discussions are in Canada and Read more

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