Lawmakers push for mental health education in SC schools

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)–  Studies show 1 in 5 people are impacted by some sort of mental illness with 17-percent of high school teens considering suicide. 

Some south carolina lawmakers incluidng lowcountry Representative JA Moore are pushing for mental health education in schools.

The bill will require middle schools to offer a mental health and wellness education elective course in 7th grade. Students would have to take a unit of it in ninth grade as well.

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