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The proposal is to “encourage schools to implement evidence-based suicide prevention training for students in grades 6 through 12.”
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.”
Peters first introduced the bill in June and the U.S. House passed the measure on a voice vote in September. However, the U.S. Senate did not clear the companion bill championed by then U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Col.
Bilirakis brought out the “Effective Suicide Screening in the Emergency Department Act” back in October. The bill “helps to create protocols for identifying, assessing and treating individuals in the E.R. who may be at risk for suicide.”
Bilirakis also focused on the “STANDUP Act” which “encourages schools to expand evidence-based suicide prevention training in schools.” The Florida Republican also showcased the “Mental Health Parity Enforcement Act” which “would hold insurance companies accountable if they fail to adhere to existing law which requires parity in coverage for mental and physical health conditions.”