Taking inspiration from a teen in another state, two sisters in Las Vegas have helped make mental health a priority for students in Nevada.
Caroline and Lauren Edgeworth, with the help of community groups and state Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop, D-Las Vegas, pushed legislation that would allow Nevada students ages 7-18 to take up to three mental health days a year and adds mental health resources to the back of all student ID cards statewide.
Senate Bill 249 passed unanimously in the Senate and 32-9 in the Assembly before Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the bill in June.
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