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Feeling blue? Oregon students can take 'mental health days'

SALEM, Oregon (AP) - A new law in Oregon allows students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days. The teens behind the bill say it's meant to respond to a mental health crisis in schools. Gov. Kate Brown signed the measure into law last month. The Oregon Health Authority reports suicide is the second-leading cause of death among those in the state age 10 to 34. Nearly 17% of eighth graders say they've considered taking their own life within the last 12 months.