As a trained Mental Health First Aider, you know that mental illness and substance use disorders are prevalent. And that's true for young people, too: one in five youth aged 13-18 will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. That means that in a classroom of 25 students, five will have a mental illness.
To address mental health and substance use in school settings, our #BeTheDifference focus this month is Back-to-School: Why Mental Health Matters at School.
Here are 5 ways you can #BeTheDifference this back-to-school season:
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