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Letter in Support of Senate Bill 224

NAMI California is a proud co-sponsor of SB 224, a bill to provide California students in grades 1-12 with the mental health education they need. You can help support this legislation by signing the support letter. Do you have a personal reason for supporting this legislation? If you have more you would like to add to the letter, include that in the box.

Letter of Support for SB 224

  • I support SB 224, a bill to provide California students in grades 1-12 get the mental health education they need. The CDC reported an alarming rise in pediatric emergency department visits during the pandemic: an increase of 24% for children ages 5-11 and 31% for children ages 12-17. Now more than ever, our public schools deserve our support so they can meet the rising mental health crisis among California’s public school students. SB 224 will ensure that students in public schools receive mental health education from a qualified instructor at least once during elementary school, once during middle school, and once during high school. This education will help increase awareness, empower students to seek support, and reduce the stigma associated with experiencing mental health challenges. It’s time for California to equip all of its students with the information and tools necessary to promote positive mental health, and to seek mental health support and treatment when needed.
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