SECTION 1. Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2C the following section: -
Section 2D. A public high school may incorporate an optional mental health promotion component to the comprehensive health education curriculum; provided, however, that the mental health promotion component shall meet comprehensive health education curriculum standards. The mental health promotion component may provide supplemental instruction in areas including, but not limited to, mental health, mental illness, teenage brain development, stress management, physical health, violence prevention, ecological and community health and overcoming mental illness stigma.
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