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Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021 – H.R.137

The Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act is a proposed bill that authorizes FY2022 appropriations for the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration to (1) increase access to mental health care treatment and services, and (2) promote reporting of mental health information to theContinue reading “Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021 – H.R.137”

Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2021 – S.556

Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act is a proposed bill aimed at establishing the Advisory Council to Support Victims of Gun Violence. Among other things, the advisory council must assess the needs of victims of gun violence and disseminate information about helpful resources. Visit the webpage here.

Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2021 – H.R.125

The Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act is a proposed bill aimed to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be transferred. Visit the bill here.

PREP for All Students Act of 2020 – S.4956

The PREP for All Students Act of 2020 is a proposed bill that aims to create a Council on Emergency Response Protocols to ensure the establishment of accessible, developmentally appropriate, culturally aware, and trauma-informed emergency response protocols in public schools, early childcare and education settings, and institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. VisitContinue reading “PREP for All Students Act of 2020 – S.4956”

Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals

The World Health Organization has offered guidelines for how the media can cover stories about suicide responsibly in an effort to temper this copycat effect. Visit the guidelines here. Visit a journal article from Washington University who extended the guidelines to mass shootings here.

Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act of 2021 – H.R.1803

The Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act is a proposed bill which authorizes the award of matching grants to enhance services in secondary schools for students with mental and behavioral health issues that can lead to failure in school, such as depression and substance abuse. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration mayContinue reading “Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act of 2021 – H.R.1803”

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