Tag: mental health america
Joe Biden Signs School Suicide Prevention Bill From Gus Bilirakis, Scott Peters Into Law...
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., scored a win this week as President Joe Biden signed his and U.S. Rep. Scott Peters’, D-Calif., “Suicide and Threat Assessment Nationally Dedicated to Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act” into...
Gus Bilirakis: Congress Needs to Pass School Suicide Prevention Bill
With Tuesday being World Teen Mental Wellness Day, Bilirakis showcased a proposal he is backing to “encourage schools to implement evidence-based suicide prevention training for students in grades 6 through 12.”
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.
Florida Congressman Backs Effort to Expand Mental Health Coverage
This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., teamed up to bring out a proposal ensuring mental health coverage is not more restrictive than medical care coverage.