Wed, 5/22 Mental Health Briefing

We wanted to alert you and your staff about a May Mental Health Awareness Month briefing on Wednesday, May 22nd at 10 am in 2103 RHOB on “Examining the Benefits of Mental Health Services in Schools”. 

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Tues, 5/21 Mental Health Month Briefing

We wanted to alert you and your staff about a May Mental Health Awareness Month briefing on Tuesday, May 21st at 10 am in 2103 RHOB on “A Look at Mental Health Access and Protections on the Local Level”. 

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Wed, 5/15 Legislative Briefing on Mental Health

We wanted to alert you and your staff about a May Mental Health Awareness Month luncheon briefing on Wednesday, May 15that 12:00 pm in 2043 RHOB on The Decarceration of Transition Age Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
and Mental Disorders: Responding to an Emerging Problem. 

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Join Reps. Napolitano and Katko for a Congressional Photo Recognizing May Mental Health Awareness Month

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, we cordially invite you to join us on the East Steps of the Capitol on May 1st after the first vote series for a group photo. Our offices will provide green ribbons for you to wear, as a
symbol of the importance of mental health awareness. To RSVP or for a full calendar of May events, do not hesitate to reach out to Joseph Ciccone (Rep. Napolitano) at Joseph.Ciccone@mail.house.gov or Jennifer
Wood (Rep. Katko) at Jennifer.Wood@mail.house.gov. 

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Become a Cosponsor of HR 1109, the Mental Health Services for Students Act

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, approximately one in five children have a diagnosable mental illness.  It is also estimated that 75 percent of children with emotional and behavioral disorders do not receive specialty
mental health services, despite the ability to diagnose these disorders as early as kindergarten in some cases. HR 1109 the Mental Health Services for Students Act would provide $200 million in competitive grants for public schools across the country to partner
with local mental health professionals to establish comprehensive on-site mental health care services for students. 

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