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”
Mental Health America’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. Visit the webpage here.
The Children’s Health Act is a bill that works to improve mental health and substance abuse services for children and adolescents. Visit the bill here.
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 interventionContinue reading “American Association of Suicidology”
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 thatContinue reading “First Nations Behavioral Health Association (FNBHA)”
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 reachContinue reading “Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law”
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,Continue reading “Youth Mental Health Services Act of 2021 – S.1390”
The Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act aims to divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes, and for other purposes. Visit the bill here.
The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 became a public law on October 17, 2020. The act designates a three digit number, 9-8-8, as the universal number for the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system. Read about the legislation here.
Treatment Advocacy Center is “dedicated to eliminating the barriers to timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness.” They promote laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and support the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses. Visit their website here.