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N.Y. lawmakers to add mental health education to Physical Education classes

(18 NEWS) - In a new New York state law, schools are required to teach mental health in traditional physical education and health classes.

The mandate is intended to help students better understand emotional and mental wellness, and help them understand when to seek help for themselves or others.

New York state lawmakers want to review the current state of physical education, mental health and health instruction in the state's schools.

The Assembly's Education Committee has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday October 23 in Albany to review the current programs in place related to student health and fitness.

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