Act Now: Call on Senate to Address Mental Health in Schools

The bill passed the House last year by a large bipartisan margin, 349-74. Now, it is time for the Senate to act and your advocacy can help get this critical legislation signed into law.

Specifically, we are asking the Senate to enact the Mental Health Services for Students Act (S. 1841), introduced by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), and the Comprehensive Mental Health in Schools Pilot Program Act (S.2730), introduced by Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA).

The Mental Health Services for Students Act would build partnerships between local educational agencies, tribal schools, and community-based organizations to provide school-based mental health care for students. The bill passed the House earlier this year by a large bipartisan margin, 349-74. Now, it is time for the Senate to act and your advocacy can help get this critical legislation signed into law.

The Comprehensive Mental Health in Schools Pilot Program Act would provide resources for low-income schools to develop a holistic approach to student well-being by building, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive school-based mental health programs.

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