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H.R.4574: Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Ron Barber, D-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 66 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 6, 2014
Latest Major Action July 21, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act of 2014 - Establishes the White House Office of Mental Health Policy to monitor federal mental health activities and develop a National Strategy for Mental Health, a comprehensive plan to provide services to individuals with mental illness.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize through FY 2019 various mental health grant programs, including programs for youth suicide prevention, homeless individuals, and diverting individuals with mental illness from the criminal justice system.

Replaces youth interagency research, training, and technical assistance centers with a suicide prevention technical assistance center and authorizes the center through FY2019.

Revises and extends through FY2019 grant programs to provide: (1) comprehensive community mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances, and (2) for continued operation of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NC...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
June 20, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
June 13, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
May 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
May 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Armed Services
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce