Essay: Improve access to mental health services for children
In August 2007, the Mental Health in Schools Act was introduced to Congress by Grace Napolitano. This was a Public Health Service Act amendment to create better access for children to comprehensive mental health programs within schools. The bill was revised four more times, but was never enacted past Congress. After the fifth revision, the Mental Health in Schools Act was again introduced to Congress on June 15, 2017. As of now, the bill is being considered by a committee, and if supported, the bill will move up to being viewed by the House of Representatives or Senate.