S. 3325 (112th): Mental Health First Aid Higher Education Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jun 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Mark Begich
Junior Senator from Alaska
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 21, 2012
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5996 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 21, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in coordination with the Secretary of Education, to carry out a 5-year demonstration program to fund mental health first aid training programs at 10 institutions of higher education to improve student mental health.

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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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6/21/2012--Introduced.
Mental Health First Aid Higher Education Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to carry out a demonstration program awarding grants to 10 institutions of higher education (IHEs) to implement a mental health first aid training program.
Directs that training toward: (1) on-campus counseling center personnel; (2) dormitory resident advisers; (3) members of threat assessment and disciplinary committees; (4) faculty members; (5) coaches and other athletic department employees; (6) members of threat assessment teams; and (7) other administrators and personnel of the IHE, as determined appropriate by the Secretary.
Requires that the program be designed to train those individuals to: (1) safely ameliorate crisis situations, (2) recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and (3) refer students to mental health services in the early stages of developing mental disorders so they can avoid more costly behavioral health care down the road and stay enrolled in school.

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