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Mental health is directly related to children’s learning and development. It encompasses or intersects with interpersonal relationships, social-emotional skills, behavior, learning, academic motivation, certain disabilities, mental illness (e.g. depression or bipolar disorder), crisis prevention and response, school safety and substance abuse. Each of these issues affects not only the success and well-being of the individual student but also the school climate and outcomes for all students.

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A new era of public schooling is coming to some parts of New Mexico, one that holds hope that from kinder, more humane classrooms come children less likely to turn to suicide, risky behavior or drugs.

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The Alberta Ministry of Health has funded a novel project to test the benefits of two scientifically well-supported strategies to protect children from lifetime mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders: the PAX Good Behavior Game and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).

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OAKRIDGE, Ore. - Bullying in schools is a problem that's not going away. Statistics from the National Bullying Prevention Center show more than 1 out of every 5 American students were bullied at school last year. Of those, 64 percent never reported it.

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Earlier in 2017, Allen County, with the help of the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, surveyed the residents to gain information regarding health-related data. From those results, priority areas were determined. These priorities are created based on community needs and developed through deliberation between multiple community agencies and members.

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