Florida Public Schools Will Require Mental Health Classes

Public schools are now required to teach students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in sixth grade, under a mandate approved by the state Board of Education Wednesday and hailed by Florida's top educator as a “life saver.”

This will now require students to take courses aimed at helping them to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness, as well as finding the resources needed if they are battling with depression or other issues and teach them how to help peers who are struggling with a mental health disorder.


Nina Rawz


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