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A5491 NJ Suicide Hopeline to Follow-Up With Minors

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

Allows follow up calls from operators of NJ Suicide Hopeline to minors at risk of committing suicide. Read More

AACAP Policy Statement on Depression Screening

Depression is a leading cause of disability and morbidity with an estimate of more than 300 million people suffering from the disorder worldwide. Read More

AACAP Policy Statement on Suicide Prevention

Rates of completed suicide in the United States have risen consistently over the last two decades, with significant increases occurring in 44 states. Read More

S2530/A4048 Depression Screening of Adolescents and Young Adults

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

This bill requires certain licensed health care professionals and health care facilities to screen adolescents and young adults for symptoms of depression. Read More

S2835/A3926 Depression Screenings in Public Schools

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

This bill requires public schools to annually administer written depression screenings for students in grades 7-12. Read More

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