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Current Legislative Priorities

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2021 Legislative Priorities

Ensure that effective mental health care is accessible for all, regardless of ability to pay, area of residence, or citizenship status.

Legislation

  • H.R. 1205 Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act (Passed House 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 1324 Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act (Passed House 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 1480 HERO Act (Passed House 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 2955 Suicide Prevention Act (Introduced in House 5/4/21)
  • H.R. 958 Protecting Moms Who Served Act (Passed House 5/12/21)

Support the mental health of young people as an upstream investment in long-term prevention, since children and youth will experience the residual mental health effects of the pandemic across their lifetimes, and a majority of mental health disorders become apparent during the teen and young adult years.

Legislation

  • H.R. 721 Mental Health Services for Students Act (Passed House 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 2877 Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act (Passed House 5/12/21)

Eliminate inequities in mental health care access and outcomes that will be exacerbated by the pandemic and use public policy as a vehicle for racial equity and social justice.

Legislation

  • H.R. 3150Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act (Introduced 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 1475 Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act (Passed House 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 586 STANDUP Act (Passed House 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 1260 Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act (Passed 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 433 Family Support Services for Addiction Act (Passed House 5/12/21)
  • H.R. 2981 Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act (Passed House 5/12/21)