The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act has now passed the Senate, House, and will now head to the president’s desk to become Law. The Suicide Prevention Act will now be taken up in the Senate. Following passage of these two bills, Congressman Stewart issued the following statement: “This is a great day for our nation. Those who find themselves in a mental health crisis will now have the extra support that they need. I’ve met with many across Utah whose loved ones have taken their own life. I’ve heard their stories, I’ve heard their pleas for help, and today, I am proud that we are able to provide a vital resource to those who need it most. This easy-to-remember hotline will save lives. Paired with the real-time data collection from my Suicide Prevention Act, we will be more equipped to help reverse the tragic trend of suicide. Every life matters and we can all do our part to prevent suicide by providing love and support to our neighbors who may be struggling.”
Congressman Stewart spoke on the House floor in support of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. Watch his remarks HERE.
The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act was introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Seth Moulton (D-MA). Companion Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jack Reed (D-RI).
The Suicide Prevention Act was introduced by Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA). Companion Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Jack Reed (D-RI).