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


Possible topics:

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

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