Student Getting ‘Mental Health Days’ Off In School

Some 12 states allow students to miss school if they feel the need to stay home for their "mental health"

  • Ohio is slated to become the next state to join the “mental health days” movement
  • A proposed bill would give K-12 students three mental health days off a year
  • “We need to break the stigma surrounding taking care of our mental health,” said Rep. Jessica Miranda, D-Forest Park. “With this legislation, we’re letting our children know that prioritizing their mental health is not only acceptable, it’s critical for achieving a healthy lifestyle. This mindset will help them succeed in school and beyond”
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