Archive for Tag: suicide

DePhillips bill mandates reporting of first responder suicides to Department of Health

TRENTON, N.J. – First responders are at increased risk for suicide due to their high-stress jobs and the toll it can take on their mental health. Under a bill (A2962) introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips, New Jersey would be required to report suicides by firefighters and emergency medical personnel...

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DePhillips introduces legislation requiring insurance coverage for mental health screenings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips recently introduced a bill (A376) that would require health insurance coverage for annual mental health screenings. “We all know someone who has suffered with mental illness. With suicide rates on the rise among teenagers, veterans, and seniors, we must do more to eliminate...

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