State health association expands wellness tools weeks before school starts

(WBNG) — The Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) is expanding its wellness tools to help families and educators cope with the stress of schools reopening in the fall.

MHANYS is offering workshops and online resources for teachers and families to use in the classroom and at home. Usual activities for students have been moved online to be more accessible.

They are holding a panel discussion to allow teachers and families to send and receive advice from professionals.

Director of the School of Mental Health Center Amy Malloy says during these discussions, teachers mentioned the challenges but also many mentioned the flexibility to be creative.

The first panel discussion for families will be held Sept. 3.