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Senate approves youth suicide prevention bill written by Sandy Hook Promise

The U.S. Senate has approved a youth suicide prevention bill written by Sandy Hook Promise.  The nonprofit was founded by the parents of two children killed on 12-14.  The bill requires states to expand evidence-based suicide awareness prevention training for middle school and high school students as a condition of receiving grants from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  The House must vote again on the bill they previously approved in 2020, sending the measure to the White House for the President's signature. The Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention, or the STANDUP Act, would be the second federal legislation written by Sandy Hook Promise to become law.  The STOP School Violence Act was signed by President Donald Trump in 2018.  $100 million is granted annually to programs to know the signs and stop school violence

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