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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Pushes Proposal to Create National Toll-Free Number for Mental Health Concerns
Mucarsel-Powell, a member of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, is championing the “Peer Assisted Relief Through Networks of Empathetic Resources and Supports (PARTNERS) Act” which will “provide resources and support to those requiring mental health aid by creating a National Peer Support Warmline under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address rising mental health concerns.” The bill would ensure people who call the toll free number will be connected to a trained peer who will provide support and resources.
Last week, with the help of a congressman from the Sunshine State, the U.S. House passed without opposition a bill from U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NM, and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., which will create a government data program examining law enforcement officials committing suicide. The U.S. Senate passed the bill without opposition earlier in May.
Congressional Roundtable on Youth Mental Health, Suicide Coming to Keiser University in West Palm...
This week, at Keiser University’s flagship campus in West Palm Beach, two members of the Florida congressional delegation will hold a roundtable on youth mental health and suicide.