Texas Legislation passes House Bill 279 to focus on suicide prevention and children’s mental health
As the school year begins, we are especially thankful to all the educators that are working fearlessly to address the toll this past year has taken on their students. We are here to support these superheroes as they try to bring back a sense of normalcy to their classrooms.
What do we hope for our school systems, teachers and students in 2021/2022?
To create a positive school atmosphere and community that support the health and well-being of teachers and students. We want teachers to feel valued, appreciated and supported. We want students to feel safe and comfortable within their schools so they are ready to engage and learn.
How is Texas helping us to accomplish this?
During the 2021 Texas Legislative Session, Legislation passed a series of bills in support of children’s mental health. One of those bills focused on suicide prevention. On June 14, 2021, Legislature passed the Texas 2021 – House Bill 279 which requires all Texas students 6th grade & up to have suicide prevention information printed on their ID cards.
How PBM can support you and your students?
We have the ID system that ensures that you will have the proper suicide prevention information on ID cards. We can help you print ID badges for your students and guide you through out the entire process. Having the proper tools to support this bill and students will foster a greater well-being for everyone.
Contact us today for additional information or request a demo with one of our ID experts.
More information on Texas 2021 - House Bill 279
More information on other bills passed in support of Children’s Mental Health Policy.