American Association of Suicidology

The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers, and serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide. Membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide and a variety of lay persons who have an interest in suicide prevention.

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First Nations Behavioral Health Association (FNBHA)

The First Nations Behavioral Health Association was established to provide an organization for Native American indigenous people to advocate for the mental well being of Native peoples by increasing the knowledge and awareness of issues impacting Native mental health. The purpose of FNBHA is to provide national leadership to all groups, institutions and individuals that plan, provide and access Native American behavioral health services.

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Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law works to protect and advance the civil rights of adults and children with mental illness or developmental disabilities.  We envision a society where Americans with mental disabilities live with autonomy, dignity, and opportunity in welcoming communities, supported by law, policy, and practices that help them reach their full potential.

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Youth Mental Health Services Act of 2021 – S.1390

The Youth Mental Health Services Act of 2021 aims to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve mental health services for students, and for other purposes. This bill authorizes state and local educational agencies to use Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants to improve mental health services available to students. Specifically, it allows funds to be used for identifying and disseminating best practices for mental health first aid, emergency planning, coordination of services, and telehealth services.

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Mentoring to Succeed Act of 2021 – S.2198

The Mentoring to Succeed Act of 2021 is a proposed bill created to amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. This would give the Department of Education the authority to award competitive grants to eligible entities to establish, expand, or support school-based mentoring programs to assist at-risk students in middle school and high school in developing cognitive and social-emotional skills to prepare them for success in high school, postsecondary education, and the workforce.

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National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

This organization works to establish a foundation and understanding of social, emotional, and academic development in K-12 schools in communities while developing a comprehensive change agenda with recommendations in research, practice, and policy that provide clear and compelling guidance on how to integrate social, emotional, and academic development in K-12 education.

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