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Girl Scouts can earn a badge in mental health awareness

Girl Scouts can earn a badge in mental health awareness

Girl Scouts can now choose to earn a badge for mental health awareness, thanks to a program developed by the International Bipolar Foundation. Individual troops can opt in to the curriculum, which teaches scouts about the brain's role in mental health, tackles the stigma surrounding people who struggle with mental health conditions and explores the role mental health plays in bullying and drug use. "With older girls, some might be struggling with these issues themselves," Heather Zupin, content manager for the International Bipolar Foundation, told me. "For them, our goal is that they won't be afraid to ask for help if they need it and that they know how to get...

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