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S.J.Res. 266 (99th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to designate the month of June 1986 as “Youth Suicide Prevention Month”.

The text of the bill below is as of May 27, 1986 (Passed Congress).

100 STAT. 500                    PUBLIC LAW 99-324—MAY 27, 1986
                  Public Law 99-324
                  99th Congress
                                              Joint Resolution
May 27, 1986         To authorize and request the President to designate the month of June 1986 as
[S.J. Res. 266]                           "Youth Suicide Prevention Month".
                  Whereas the youth of society represent the hope for the future;
                  Whereas the rate of youth suicide has increased more than threefold
                    in the last two decades;
                  Whereas over five thousand young Americans took their lives last
                    year, many more attempted suicide, and countless families were
                  Whereas youth suicide is a phenomenon which must be addressed by
                    a concerned society; and
                  Whereas youth suicide is a national problem which can only be
                    solved through the combined efforts of individuals, families,
                    communities, organizations, and government to educate society:
                    Now, therefore, be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled. That the month of June
                  1986 is designated as "Youth Suicide Prevention Month" and the
                  President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation call-
                  ing upon the Governors of the several States, the chief officials of
                  local governments, and the people of the United States to observe
                  such month with appropriate programs and activities.
                    Approved May 27, 1986.

                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 266:
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986):
                       Feb. 27, considered and passed Senate.
                       May 15, considered and passed House.