New York, Virginia become first to require mental health education in schools

The mental health conversation, as of recently, with the untimely passing of two prominent figures-Kate Spade, and Anthony Bourdain, has been on high alert. More initiatives and conversations have spurred that New York and Virginia became the first two states to enact laws requiring mental health education in schools. New York's law now mandates material on mental health in all elementary, middle school, and high school health curriculum. Virginia mandates mental health material into health curriculum for 9th/10th graders. These two states are taking initiative amdst suicide being the second leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24, and the 10th leading overall cause of death in the United States. 

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