June 03, 2016
A New Jersey suicide prevention bill that would mandate that state colleges have individuals trained in mental health available to students 24/7 cleared an Assembly committee Thursday, NorthJersey.com reports.
The bill, which would also require that state colleges inform their students of this potentially lifesaving service within 15 days of the start of each new semester, is named for Madison Holleran, a former University of Pennsylvania student and track athlete and a resident of Bergen County, New Jersey, who committed suicide near the Philadelphia college campus in 2014.
The Assembly Higher Education committee voted 5-0 on Thursday to advance the Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act before the full Assembly. A similar bill in honor of Holleran passed the state Senate in March, NorthJersey.com reports.
Read more at NorthJersey.com.