For Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve got special events and opportunities to share your voices and help advocate for policies to improve the lives of individuals and families. This week, we’re spotlighting mental health education.
Learn about and sign our petition to support the bill we co-sponsored to mandate mental health education for students in grades 1-12. Senate Bill 224 (Portantino) – Mental Health Education for Grades 1-12. State Senator Anthony J. Portantino introduced SB 224 to require that all students in California receive age-appropriate mental health education. The bill, which NAMI California co-sponsored, ensures that students in grades 1 and 12 will receive mental health education from a qualified instructor at least one time during elementary school, one time during middle school, and one time during high school.
Find out more about SB 224, read NAMI’s letter of support and sign our petition to help it move forward.
Take our 30-Second Survey on mental health education. Have you or someone you loved had mental health challenges as a youth? What kind of impact do you think would result from students in grades 1-12 receiving mental health education in schools?
Are you a family member of a youth living with a mental health condition? Take our annual families survey or sign up for a focus group.
Learn about our NAMI On Campus and Ending the Silence programs
Guide for Families and Caregivers Supporting a Loved One with a Mental Health Condition
Family Guide: When a Child Has a Mental Health Condition
Youth Guide to Mental Health
Mental Health Awareness Month 2021