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Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2018

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.

S 3337 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.

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Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. August 1, 2018

The Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2018 would help schools partner with local mental health providers to establish on-site, mental health services for students. It would also provide training for school personnel on how to recognize, assist, and refer students who may need mental health assistance. It supports a comprehensive approach including afterschool programs as a strategy for prevention and response to student trauma.