Introduced by Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., and Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, the bill would set up grants for training programs to help people identify symptoms of mental illness, provide early referrals to services and safely de-escalate crises.
Introduced by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., the bill would establish criteria for federally qualified community behavioral health centers and allow them to receive Medicaid payments for their services.
Introduced by Rep. Rich Nugent, R-Fla., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., the bill would reauthorize and update a 2004 law (PL 108-414) that set up a grant program to support mental-health courts and other collaborative programs between the criminal justice and mental-health systems.
Introduced by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., and Franken, the bill would create a grant program for schools that partner with community groups involved in mental health to increase student access to mental-health resources.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.