The Clinton Board of Education at their recent meeting heard from the trainers of the upcoming mental health program at Clinton High School.
Superintendent Curt Nettles indicates the Clinton Board of Education heard from Katy Arnold, Rachel Tohme, and Jessica Smiley about the mental health first aid training at the high school. Nettles felt it was important for the board to know exactly what students would be trained for.
Nettles says he feels the training is important due to the relevance of mental health in recent years. Students will learn how to discuss mental health issues with their peers and when to turn to an adult to help.
Nettles indicates in addition to students, teachers and the entire district staff will receive the training as well. Nettles says with this training, he hopes to the district can prevent further tragedies from happening.
Nettles says he hopes students and teachers will be able to use this training and help others outside of the district.