Mandatory mental health education is now being implemented in schools across the state. It is good because according to the Mental Health Association of New York, nearly a quarter of youth experience serious mental illness. But according to the NYS PTA, there is a lack of resources in both terms of funding and professional support. This is one of the areas the PTA would like to see addressed during the upcoming legislative session.
We discuss more with the group's executive director, Kyle Belokopitsky and their new president, Lorey Zaman.