Status Summary

Senate - 08/03/2021 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Updated 9/12/2021)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood

This bill would require states, public schools, and Tribes to implement evidence-based policies and trainings to prevent suicides to receive certain types of grants, including ones to promote youth mental health awareness among schools and communities and improve connections to services for school-aged youth. The bill would also require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to publish best practices for student suicide awareness and prevention training, as well as provide technical assistance to implement these policies.