Bipartisanship isn’t a fairy tale : )
We would like to thank Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) for their leadership in proposing an amendment for increased funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In the end, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will receive $12 million for FY 2019 – an amount that will help the Lifeline meet their increasing demand. In addition, we thank Reps. José Serrano (D-NY), John Delaney (D-MD), John Faso (R-NY), and Chris Stewart (R-UT) who fought for increased funding for mental health programs.
This is wonderful news. The suicide rate has been on the rise for awhile.
Suicide rising across the US (Page last updated: June 11, 2018)
Suicides under age 13: One every 5 days (August 4, 2017)