H. R. 3778, Cady Housh and Gemesha Thomas Student Suicide Prevention Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize certain grants (for youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies) to be used for school personnel in elementary and secondary schools and students in secondary schools to receive student suicide awareness and prevention training, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Partisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/14/19.

STATUS: Introduced 07/16/19 by Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) for introducing the Cady Housh and Gemesha Thomas Suicide Prevention Act of 2019, which authorizes the use of federal Garrett Lee Smith grants for training school employees, as well as secondary-school students, in youth suicide awareness and prevention. Cady and Gemesha were high school students in the Kansas City area who committed suicide in 2014 and 2017, respectively. (Source: National Education Association)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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