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NYC schools add mindful breathing to lesson plans: ‘A lifelong skill’

06.29.2023 | The Washington Post | Still, some city advocates say they aren’t sure the breathing program is the best way to treat mental health. Dawn Yuster, a director of the Advocates for Children of New York, said she worries schools will lean on the breathing program instead of applying more vigorous mental health techniques, such as counseling. 

“It is not a replacement for programs and initiatives for children and young people who have more significant mental health needs,” Yuster said. Read article