Illinois Chapter for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention asks state legislators for support on bills


SPRINGFIELD – The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Illinois Chapter is asking state legislators for bipartisan support of Bills circulating the General Assembly. Ottawa Attorney, and member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Alexis Ferractui, says the chapter is asking for the support of three bills, SB 1425 – which would create a state office for suicide prevention within the Department of Public Heath, HB 2152 an act for early action for mental health on college campus’ and HB 2766 an act allowing emergency service and law enforcement providers to refer any person to an employee assistance or support counseling program within the agency or available outside services. Ferracuti says shes hopeful for bipartisan support on all three bills including the advocacy of Sen. Sue Rezin and Rep. Lance Yednock. She says they are currently analyzing the bill and considering co-sponsorship.