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Full Text of HB1778  102nd General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Beyond
5Charity Law.
 
6    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
710-20.75 and 34-18.67 as follows:
 
8    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.75 new)
9    Sec. 10-20.75. Identification cards; suicide prevention
10information. Each school district that serves pupils in any of
11grades 6 through 12 and that issues an identification card to
12pupils in any of grades 6 through 12 shall provide contact
13information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
14(988), the Crisis Text Line, and either the Safe2Help Illinois
15helpline or a local suicide prevention hotline or both on the
16identification card. The contact information shall identify
17each helpline that may be contacted through text messaging.
18The contact information shall be included in the school's
19student handbook and also the student planner if a student
20planner is custom printed by the school for distribution to
21pupils in any of grades 6 through 12.
 

 

 

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1    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.67 new)
2    Sec. 34-18.67. Identification cards; suicide prevention
3information. If the school district issues an identification
4card to pupils in any of grades 6 through 12, the district
5shall provide contact information for the National Suicide
6Prevention Lifeline (988), the Crisis Text Line, and either
7the Safe2Help Illinois helpline or a local suicide prevention
8hotline or both on the identification card. The contact
9information shall identify each helpline that may be contacted
10through text messaging. The contact information shall be
11included in the school's student handbook and also the student
12planner if a student planner is custom printed by the school
13for distribution to pupils in any of grades 6 through 12.
 
14    Section 10. The Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act
15is amended by changing Section 25 as follows:
 
16    (110 ILCS 58/25)
17    Sec. 25. Awareness. To raise mental health awareness on
18college campuses, each public college or university must do
19all of the following:
20        (1) Develop and implement an annual student
21    orientation session aimed at raising awareness about
22    mental health conditions.
23        (2) Assess courses and seminars available to students
24    through their regular academic experiences and implement

 

 

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1    mental health awareness curricula if opportunities for
2    integration exist.
3        (3) Create and feature a page on its website or mobile
4    application with information dedicated solely to the
5    mental health resources available to students at the
6    public college or university and in the surrounding
7    community.
8        (4) Distribute messages related to mental health
9    resources that encourage help-seeking behavior through the
10    online learning platform of the public college or
11    university during high stress periods of the academic
12    year, including, but not limited to, midterm or final
13    examinations. These stigma-reducing strategies must be
14    based on documented best practices.
15        (5) Three years after the effective date of this Act,
16    implement an online screening tool to raise awareness and
17    establish a mechanism to link or refer students of the
18    public college or university to services. Screenings and
19    resources must be available year round for students and,
20    at a minimum, must (i) include validated screening tools
21    for depression, an anxiety disorder, an eating disorder,
22    substance use, alcohol-use disorder, post-traumatic stress
23    disorder, and bipolar disorder, (ii) provide resources for
24    immediate connection to services, if indicated, including
25    emergency resources, (iii) provide general information
26    about all mental health-related resources available to

 

 

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1    students of the public college or university, and (iv)
2    function anonymously.
3        (6) At least once per term and at times of high
4    academic stress, including midterm or final examinations,
5    provide students information regarding online screenings
6    and resources.
7        (7) Provide contact information for the National
8    Suicide Prevention Lifeline (988), the Crisis Text Line,
9    and a local suicide prevention hotline on each student
10    identification card issued by the public college or
11    university if the public college or university issues
12    student identification cards. The contact information
13    shall identify each helpline that may be contacted through
14    text messaging. The contact information shall be included
15    in the public college's or university's student handbook
16    and also the student planner if a student planner is
17    custom printed by the public college or university for
18    distribution to students.
19(Source: P.A. 101-251, eff. 7-1-20.)
 
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
212022.