S.2174 - Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN] (Introduced 11/30/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/30/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2174 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/30/2017)
Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a study on the outcomes and the efficacy of the Veterans Crisis Line during the five-year period beginning January 1, 2014, based on an analysis of national suicide data and data collected from the line.
Such study shall address: (1) the efficacy of the line in leading veterans to sustained mental health regimens and suicide prevention; (2) the line's visibility; (3) the role of the line as part of the VA's mental health care services; and (4) whether receiving sustained mental health care affects suicidality, including among veterans who are at high risk for suicide.