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Youth Mental Health Education And Suicide Prevention

Concerning multiple approaches to prevent youth suicide.
2019 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill allows a minor 12 years of age or older to seek and obtain psychotherapy services with or without the consent of the minor's parent or guardian. A registered psychotherapist or licensed social worker providing psychotherapy services to a minor may, with the consent of the minor, advise the minor's parent or legal guardian of the psychotherapy services provided.

The bill requires the department of education, in consultation with the office of suicide prevention (office), the youth advisory council, and the suicide prevention commission, to create and maintain a mental health education literacy resource bank. The resource bank is available to the public free of charge.

The bill requires the state board of education to adopt standards related to mental health, including suicide prevention.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet, Rep. D. Roberts
Sen. D. Coram, Sen. S. Fenberg