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Beefing up school mental health.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation to funnel grants to schools to increase their ability to respond to students' mental health needs. Rep. Grace Napolitano's (D-Calif.) Mental Health in Schools Act of 2007 (H.R. 3430) is the companion to S. 1332, introduced in May by Senators Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), and Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.). Rep. Napolitano's bill has 65 cosponsors. Neither the House nor Senate version has advanced to committee yet. Both bills would direct the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish comprehensive mental health programs in schools.
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Title Annotation:POLICY & PRACTICE; services for students
Author:Ault, Alicia
Publication:Clinical Psychiatry News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2007
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