Mental Health Curriculum Makes a Difference
RESULTS ARE IN FOR WEST VIRGINIA STUDENTS
Results from a West Virginia school (May, 2017) show that 40% more second graders participating in the pilot Mental Health Curriculum, Making Sense of Me, know how to get hope back when they feel hopeless over those students who did not participate.
With 50% of all mental illness beginning by the age of 14, this indicates that mental health education may play a significant role in mental health prevention and resiliency.
Amazingly, over 83% of those educated said they could recognize when others needed hope compared to just 61% of those who were not educated.
Over 87% said they knew how to give others hope compared to just over 78% of those who did not complete the curriculum.