This Policy Snapshot reviews 2019 legislative activity addressing student mental health and wellness, including legislative measures focused on school-based mental health services and supports, teacher and school staff training, and school curricula. The report also includes examples of enacted legislation in each category
Knowing the importance of addressing students’ mental health needs, state policymakers are making efforts to improve school-based mental health services and supports through a variety of legislative measures.Education Commission of the States policy team researched 2019 state legislative activity to provide this new Policy Snapshot on Student Mental Health.