A new law that took effect in New York state on July 1, 2018 means that schools will now teach about mental health as part of health education classes, according to NBC. Not only does the new curriculum promote greater understanding of various mental health conditions, but classes also include exercises in describing feelings, and developing increased emotional intelligence over time. NBC further reports that New York is the first U.S. state to require that mental health education be part of health class curriculum, and that the new guidelines could go a long way towards helping eradicate stigmas associated with mental illness. 🙏🏼🙌🏼👍🏼
YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT MENTAL HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS via choc.org
1) 1 in 5 young people have a diagnosable Mental disorder.
2) Half of people with lifetime mental illness have symptoms by age 14.
3) Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in children ages 10-24.
-Awareness starting at a young age is imperative. -Treatment is available...it’s often the stigma that stands in the way of parents of youth and young adults seeking treatment.
Tangible Movements goal is to bring awareness, offer solutions, resources, support, coping mechanisms and end the stigma of mental illness.
Book us to speak at your school via the contact us tab on our website.
We are proud and honored that our founder, Torri Shack, was selected to speak at the UC Davis Mental Health Conference on January 20th 2018. She told her story and spoke about the 4 different types of Bi-Polar Disorder. The UC Davis Mental Health Conference is an entirely student-led initiative that aims to engage students in de-stigmatization and education efforts, prompt attendees to organize around mental health issues, and offer them the opportunity for self reflection and healing through mental health discourse.