Friday, March 18, 2016
Comment on Proposed Federal Mental Health Legislation
Do you have a child with mental health issues?
Congress is considering mental health legislation. We encourage people to share their needs, experience and concerns with their congressional delegation.
The House is discussing this bill: http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF14/20151103/104159/BILLS-114-2646-M001151-Amdt-1.pdf#page=108
The Senate is discussing this bill: http://www.warren.senate.gov/files/documents/S2647_Behavioral_Health_Coverage_Transparency_Act_of_2016.pdf
You can find your legislator here: http://www.indianapca.org/?page=41
Shortages of child and adolescent psychologists, social workers, and substance abuse counselors
Integrating mental health into primary care settings
Screening for adverse childhood experiences, such as poverty, child abuse and neglect, and parental substance abuse
Early intervention services