UVa. Students Create Mental Health Bill

January 15, 2014

A group of University of Virginia students had come up with a bill to improve mental health services at state colleges.

The students drafted a bill requiring incoming students to fill out an online form covering their schools mental health services.

It would also ask how to identify and report cases of depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior.

Patrick MacDonnell of Legislators of Tomorrow says this bill would get something done.

"Our main objective is to get this passed. This isn’t about fluff or public affairs. It’s about getting something done. This is about governing; this is about doing what the General Assembly is there to do.”

The students were afraid some school mental health resources were going to waste because of the lack of awareness of them.

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