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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Making Mental Health A Priority At School

The District Education Council making mental health one of its main priorities this year. Superintendent Zoe Watson of The Anglophone South District says mental health problems are becoming more common among students.

In a year-end interview she tells CHSJ News, "over the last few years that is an area of concern that has been identified by our teachers, and by our school leaders. I think a lot of research would point in that direction as well, that we are seeing mental health issues at a young age."

She says the district will focus on more mental health fitness programs in 2014, and will continue to provide mental health first aid training for teachers.