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Trone Introduces Bill to Establish Commission to Study Mental Health Supports at Colleges and Universities

October 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Congressman David Trone (D-MD) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the bipartisan Higher Education Mental Health Act to address concerns about student mental health throughout the nation’s colleges and universities. 

The bill would establish a National Commission to examine the current policies in place that aid student achievement, as well as the quality of services available to students experiencing a mental health crisis. The Commission would be required to release a report with recommendations that higher education institutions, states and the federal government may implement to improve mental health services available to students and address the rising number of students with mental health concerns.