Should American students receive school-based mental health services?
• At the time of research and publication, no official opponent statements were found. This does not necessarily mean that nobody opposes the bill, nor does it mean that statements won’t be made in the future.
• "The number of children affected by mental health issues is great, and the cost of counseling them is low – especially compared to the harm caused by suicide, crime, and lifetimes of missed opportunities. With the Mental Health Services for Students Act, thousands of children can be assisted with treatable mental health issues, opening up new possibilities for themselves and their families." Source: Rep. Grace Napolitano (Democrat, California, District 32)
Through a series of grants and awards, this bill will assist schools and universities in providing comprehensive school-based mental health services for students dealing with traumatic experiences, grief, bereavement, risk of suicide, and violence. The program supports school-based mental health services, including screening, treatment, and outreach programs. Sponsor: Rep. Grace Napolitano (Democrat, California, District 32)