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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Children’s Health Act of 2000
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.
Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
This act requires insurance providers offering coverage for mental health or substance use to be comparable to general medical coverage. Co-pays, deductibles, etc. for mental health or substance abuse disorders must not be more restrictive than requirements or benefits of other medical care. Read a summary of the legislation here. Read the final rule documentContinue reading “Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008”
Regulations on Emergency Response (CFR Title 42: part 51d)
This regulation provides information about the grant application procedures for states and Indian tribes to support local community emergency response related to mental illness and substance abuse. Read the summary here. Read the full federal regulation here.
National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is a nonprofit organization that “advocates for policies that ensure individuals with mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.” Visit their website here.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The organization leads public efforts to strengthen behavioral health across the country. Their mission is to “reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.” Visit their website here.