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Gus Bilirakis, Scott Peters Get School Suicide Prevention Bill Through the House

The proposal is to “encourage schools to implement evidence-based suicide prevention training for students in grades 6 through 12.”
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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.”
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Gus Bilirakis, Scott Peters Bring Back School Suicide Prevention Bill

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.
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Gus Bilirakis Helps Get Two Suicide Prevention Bills Through the House

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.”
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Gus Bilirakis Champions Suicide Prevention Bills on Capitol Hill

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.”
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