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DeCroce bill requiring suicide prevention training for mental health practitioners advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a bill (A1443), sponsored by the Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, that requires suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure for mental health professionals. “This issue hit very close to home recently, when we lost yet another teenager to suicide in a community where...

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DeCroce bill requiring suicide prevention training for mental health practitioners advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Human Services Committee cleared Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill (A1443) requiring suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure for mental health professionals. “Forty percent of people who committed suicide in this state had a diagnosed mental health problem,” said DeCroce (R-Morris). “It makes sense...

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