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Introduced in House (10/10/2002)

Children's Mental Health Screening and Prevention Act of 2002 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Education, and the Attorney General (the "Secretaries"), in consultation with various other officials, to make a grant to one "demonstration facility" in each of ten areas to be selected by the Secretaries to implement screening to detect mental illness and suicidal tendencies in school-age youth. Defines "demonstration facility" as a facility serving at-risk youth or performing outreach to school-age youth.

Requires the selected areas to include various areas, including one that has a shortage of mental health professionals and one located in an Indian reservation.

Prohibits grants from going to applicants that do not agree to report certain information to the Secretaries, including on: (1) demographics of the youth in the project; (2) the outcomes of the screening; (3) referrals based on outcomes; (4) treatment based on referrals; (5) suicide, including suicide attempts and rates, to the extent practicable. Prohibits the Secretaries from discriminating against an applicant due to the applicant's inability to collect information on suicide.

Directs the Secretaries to convene an advisory panel to advise each of the Secretaries regarding the use or improvement of the screening methods to detect mental illness and suicidal tendencies in school-age youth.