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Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Suicide Prevention—HS

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Suicide Prevention—HS

State law addresses suicide prevention.

Florida Administrative Code 6A-1.094121 Mental and Emotional Health Education.

(1)School districts must annually provide a minimum of five hours of instruction to students in grades 6-12 related to youth mental health awareness and assistance, including suicide prevention and the impacts of substance abuse.

(2)Using the health education Standard adopted in Rule 6A-1.09401, F.A.C., Student Performance Standard, the instruction for youth mental and emotional health will advance each year through developmentally appropriate instruction and skill building and must address, at a minimum, the following topics:

(a)Recognition of signs and symptoms of mental health disorders;

(b)Prevention of mental health disorders;

(c)Mental health awareness and assistance;

(d)How to reduce the stigma around mental health disorders;

(e)Awareness of resources, including local school and community resources;

(f)The process for accessing treatment;

(g)Strategies to develop healthy coping techniques;

(h)Strategies to support a peer, friend, or family member with a mental health disorder;

(i)Prevention of suicide; and

(j)Prevention of the abuse of and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and drugs.

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Florida Health Education Standard

Grade: 912 HE.912.B.3.In.d Explain when professional health services or providers may be required, such as for injury, depression, suicide, drug abuse, a medical emergency, child abuse, or domestic violence.

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