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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.