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Currently, suicide is the third leading cause of death for our youth ranging in age from fifteen totwenty-four (National Institute of Mental Health report). Among these young people, suiciderates have only doubled and continue to increase every year. This bill is the most significantcourse of action to assist our country in the right direction to save our children.As a nation, we should be required to stand together and be the solution to the dilemmainstead of the cause for the loss of children's lives. Studies have advocated that behavioral andemotional problems have decreased by thirty-one percent after people are treated for their mentalhealth issues.Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) alsotestified that youth who have attended a mental health program was able to be present in schoolrecurrently, thus increasing the average from seventy-five to eighty-one percent, and of thosestudents who attended school they started to show an improve and the passing grades amplifiedfrom fifty-five to sixty-six percent. Therefore, let us join as a nation and improve the lives of ourchildren and our children's children by supporting and approving the passing of the H.R. 1109,Mental Health Services for Students Act.
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Spring
Professor
Dr. Glenda Dahlstrom
Tags
Psychology, mental health, Psychiatry, Mental health professional

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