State Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, has sponsored legislation to include mental health programs in school curriculum. The measure, which outlines the importance of the connection between mental and physical health in schools, has passed the Illinois House with bipartisan support, according to a news release from Villa’s office.
“Through my experience as a school social worker, I know firsthand the importance of early intervention with children and providing counseling for their mental health needs,” Villa stated in the news release. “I am proud that the first piece of legislation I passed out of the House will help to teach our children about mental health and wellness by increasing mental health education in schools.”
The bill now advances to the state Senate. For more information, contact Villa’s constituent services office at 630-326-9319 or StateRepKarinaVilla@gmail.com.
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March 30, 2019 at 04:40AM