Mental Health Update

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MH Update – 5/18/18 – MHANYS Updated Correction on Adoption of Recommendations for Mental Health in Schools Legislation from the Board of Regents

Correction Regarding Mental Health Education and the Board of Regents

In MHANYS Update dated May 8th, we mischaracterized that the Board of
Regents adopted recommendations presented by the Mental Health Education
Advisory Council. That statement was incorrect.

In fact, on May 7, 2018 the New York State Education Board of Regents
permanently adopted proposed amendments to sections 135.1 and 135.3 of […]

MH Update -5/14/18 – New York Times Article about the Suicide Completion of a Student: Raises Questions and points out the need for greater Mental Health Services on College Campuses

Yesterday’s New York Times featured an article about a young man from
Hamilton College who took his own life. The story is very moving and at the
same time points out the flaws in our system of care. The article raises
broad issues inherent in the mental health system including concerns
regarding privacy and the lack of a systemic […]

MH Update -5/14/18 – Saving Lives Through Education Conference at Jacobi Hospital on May 16th

This Wednesday at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, starting at 6 P.M, there is
an event dedicated to Mental Health Education in Schools entitled ‘Saving
Lives Through Education’. Speakers include State Education Commissioner,
MaryEllen Elia, New York State Mental Health Commissioner, Dr. Ann
Sullivan, MHANYS Director of Public Policy, John Richter and MHANYS
Director of Education, Amy Molloy. This event […]

MH Update – 5/8/18 – Board of Regents Approves Recommendations of the Mental Health Education Advisory Workgroup regarding the new Mental Health in Education Law set to begin on July 1.

Yesterday the New York State Board of Regents unanimously approved the
recommendations put forward by the Mental Health Education Advisory
Workgroup set up by the State Education Department and MHANYS. These
recommendations will be an integral part of the guidance document that will
be shared with school districts across the State in anticipation of the
July 1 implementation of the […]