Md. Gov. Hogan Signs “Lauryn's Law;” School Counselors to Get More Mental Health Training

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed into law a measure to give school counselors additional training in mental health.

Lauryn's Law passed in the Maryland House and Senate in April. The law is named for Lauryn Santiago, a 15-year-old Prince George's County teen who took her own life. Santiago's mother told News4 that Lauryn was bullied and depressed.

The law requires school counselors to complete a training class in mental health and substance abuse as a part of their certification renewal every five years.

"It's good to stay on top of things and see what's new, what's fresh," said Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk, who represents the 21st District.

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