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MT. VERNON — One local school is taking significant steps to support mental health initiatives with both students and teachers.

Mt. Vernon Middle School 7th grade teacher Deb Thomas is a ‘Top Ten Teacher of the Year’ in Indiana. She advocates for more mental health resources for teachers after she suddenly lost a fellow educator last year.

Thomas is pushing lawmakers to create legislation that better addresses mental health support and training for teachers.

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