Mental Health Education

NYS Education Law

Section 804 - Health Education Regarding Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco Abuse and the Prevention and Detection of Certain Cancers

Commissioner's Regulation

Part 135 Health, Physical Education and Recreation


Clarification on the Board of Regent’s adoption of Commissioner’s Regulations on Health Education (NYSED 5/21/18)  
Reviews amendments to Commissioner’s Regulations, Education Law §804 requiring that health education in schools must include instruction in mental health. It also states that the instruction must be designed to enhance student understanding, attitudes and behaviors that promote health, well-being and human dignity.  

Mental Health Education Literacy: Linking to a Continuum of Well-Being Resources Now Available (NYSED 5/8/18)  
Informative Document and Sample PowerPoint -Informational memo to assist schools in understanding their obligations to expand instruction in mental health.  

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