STARTING MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION IN KINDERGARTEN?
Today, state lawmakers will vote on two related bills. One measure would make mental health a subject children would learn in their earliest school years; it's awaiting an Assembly committee hearing. Another bill set for committee review focuses on suicide prevention. It would, like the first bill, require the state Board of Education to change state-wide standards to require districts to incorporate the topic into lesson plans, beginning in elementary school. (NJ Spotlight)