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Lee School District to teach middle and high school students how to identify signs of mental illness

Posted at 10:25 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 10:30:03-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Following orders from the governor, Lee County is rolling out their plan to teach students about mental health.

District leaders say it will spend 2-million dollars to teach middle and high school students how to identify signs of mental illness and how to help peers who are struggling.

A little over a week ago the governor announced schools are required to teach mental health curriculum
for at least 5 hours.