Bill HB 315 proposes mental health days

John Doan

Recently developed bill HB 315 was proposed to give students mental health days in Florida. The plan is to give students a day off each semester, which would be classified as an excused absence.

“I hope it passes, I believe it’ll prevent many mental problems or at least help students manage it better. It’s definitely something that I believe will make a positive difference towards students,” sophomore Brenda Chamizo said.

Representative Susan Valdes proposed this bill to try to cut back on the anxiety and suicide rates that are seen today in students.

“Mental health is a really important thing, especially for high schoolers, because kids shouldn’t have to feel anxious or depressed,” sophomore Abigail DePolis said.

The bill would go into effect July 1.