APA supports legislation to promote mental health in schools
By Kerry Bolger, PhD
Passage of the Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013 (H.R. 628 and S. 195) is part of APA’s federal advocacy agenda to promote positive school climate, school safety and student learning. This agenda also includes advocacy and support for the Achievement Through Prevention Act; the Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act; and the Youth Promise Act. APA’s Education Government Relations Office and Public Interest Government Relations Office staff work closely together on these issues.