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This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor ahead of the four-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Following his remarks, Rubio and...
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.
Rubio has paired with Max Schachter, the father of a victim in the Parkland school shooting and the founder and CEO of Safe Schools for Alex, on helping create a federal clearinghouse.
Scott joined family members of Parkland shooting on Thursday to showcase the “Threat Information Protocol for Sharing (TIPS) Act.”
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott had the Florida Department of Education offer a proposal to the state Legislature to move $58 million, currently not being used in the voluntary Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, and use for school security.