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Teens work with staff to improve mental health issues

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Local teens are pairing with the office of public instruction to develop tools for dealing with mental illness.

Members of Youth Motivating others through voices of experience (M.O.V.E.) presented a guide for dealing with mental health issues at the annual integrated school mental health initiative conference today. The teens gave examples of questions to ask when dealing with the issue.

The program aims to connect youth with mental health professionals and school staff.

OPI Program Improvement Specialist Sara Casey says, “Just really important for us to take time together as professionals to figure out what we're doing well and what we can do to improve.” Casey says the support is necessary for student’s academic success.

Story by Kristin Price, Beartooth NBC.
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