On Monday, March 14, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the availability of $2.5 million in funding for a Mental Health Resource and Training Technical Assistance Center for Schools.
The funding is available over five years. The center will support all NYS public and private schools and assist them in providing mental health education as part of K-12 health curricula.
“The pandemic has made life difficult for all New Yorkers, including young people who have been through so much these past two years,” said Hochul, according to a press release. “This funding will help ensure that schools in New York are able to teach our children about mental health with an age-appropriate curriculum that will decrease fear and stigma and encourage kids to talk to their parents, caregivers or teachers about any concerns they may have.”