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Students From A Merced High School Help Create A Mental Health Course

We at NAMI are excited to continue our support of the innovative programs that Yosemite High School has implemented to help young people better understand mental health and wellness.

“When it comes to access to mental health care at public schools, California ranks at or near the bottom according to a Columbia University report. But one Merced high school is going against that tide with an entire course dedicated to mental health. Kids are responding so positively, they’re becoming advocates themselves.

Among those students is 18-year-old Jonathan Swart. We have recruited him to become an Ending the Silence presenter for the next school year. He recently shared his story at our Rising Storytellers event.

 

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