House Releases New Bill HF 2049

This bill supports the ISMHA priorities to include suicide prevention hotlines on the back of ID cards as well as expanding the language around the law requiring one hour annual suicide prevention and trauma training. The new language adds "school mental health supports" to give school districts more training opportunities. School mental health is actually the field that trauma and suicide prevention fall within for schools. It has strong bipartisan support. Here is the link to the bill:

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There are several updates, but we need to give specific attention and request action on a new bill SSB 3080 surrounding violence in classrooms. You can find out more about the specifics from the bill