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After long battle, mental health will be part of New York’s school curriculum

As a health teacher for the Shenendehowa school district, Dustin Verga sees firsthand the pressures today’s youth are under. They’ve grown up in an era of over-testing, jam-packed schedules, high expectations to get into a top college, and dual lives – one in the real world and one online, where the pressure to curate a picture-perfect life and rack up “likes” is ever-present. That’s why the introduction of mental health literacy in New York schools this coming fall is such a big deal, Verga said.

Source: m.timesunion.com/local/article/After-long-battle-mental-health-will-be-part-of-12531279.php

SAMHSA: More mental health professionals needed

SAMHSA: More mental health professionals needed

SAMHSA: More mental health professionals needed

Social workers are the among the behavioral health professionals greatly needed to meet a growing demand for services, says the new leader of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA.

Source: www.socialworkblog.org/featured-articles/2017/12/samhsa-more-mental-health-professionals-needed/