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Sec. 1001.203. Grants For Training Certain University Employees, School District Employees, And School Resource Officers In Mental Health First Aid.

Sec. 1001.203. GRANTS FOR TRAINING CERTAIN UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES, SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES, AND SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS IN MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. (a) To the extent funds are appropriated to the department for that purpose, the department shall make grants to local mental health authorities to provide an approved mental health first aid training program, administered by mental health first aid trainers, at no cost to university employees, school district employees, and school resource officers.

(b) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 836 , Sec. 8(2), eff. June 17, 2015.

(c) The department shall grant $100 to a local mental health authority for each university employee, school district employee, or school resource officer who successfully completes a mental health first aid training program provided by the authority under this section.

(d) A mental health first aid training program provided by a local mental health authority under this section must:

(1) be conducted by a person trained as a mental health first aid trainer;

(2) provide participants with the skills necessary to help an individual experiencing a mental health crisis until the individual is able to obtain appropriate professional care; and

(3) include:

(A) instruction in a five-step strategy for helping an individual experiencing a mental health crisis, including assessing risk, listening respectfully to and supporting the individual, and identifying professional help and other supports for the individual;

(B) an introduction to the risk factors and warning signs for mental illness and substance abuse problems;

(C) experiential activities to increase participants' understanding of the impact of mental illness on individuals and families; and

(D) a presentation of evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies.

(e) A local mental health authority may contract with a regional education service center to provide a mental health first aid training program to university employees, school district employees, and school resource officers under this section.

(f) Two or more local mental health authorities may collaborate and share resources to develop and operate a mental health first aid training program under this section.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1306 (H.B. 3793), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2013.

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Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 836 (S.B. 133), Sec. 4, eff. June 17, 2015.

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Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 836 (S.B. 133), Sec. 8(2), eff. June 17, 2015.

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Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 45 (S.B. 1533), Sec. 2, eff. May 19, 2017.

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Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 45 (S.B. 1533), Sec. 3, eff. May 19, 2017.

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Greg Abbott
Greg Abbott
January 20, 2015 -
Republican
1-512-463-0063
112 East 11th Street, Austin, TX, 78701

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