House Passes Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
July 2016. On July 6, the House of Representatives passed this act which, among other things, will:
- create the position of Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders to take over the responsibilities of the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- amend the Public Health Service Act to require the National Institute of Mental Health to translate evidence-based interventions and the best available science into systems of care.
Strengthen mental health care for children by tele-mental health care grants for rural areas, infant and early childhood