Comments: IL SB1731 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. With regard to the in-service training program on the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth, provides that the program must utilize evidence-based training that educates the participants on (i) recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders, including common psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major clinical depression, and anxiety disorders and common substance use disorders such as opioids and alcohol, (ii) providing referrals to mental health or substance use disorder services or other support to individuals in the early stages of developing a mental illness or substance use disorder, recommending resources available in the community for individuals with a mental illness or substance use disorder, and recommending any other relevant resources, and (iii) ensuring the safe de-escalation of crisis situations involving individuals with a mental illness. Provides that a school district may utilize the Mental Health First Aid training program to provide the training.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-16 - Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate [SB1731 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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