2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Price
Suicide Prevention Campaign

Item 311 #8h

Item 311 #8h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2023 $125,000 FY2024 $125,000 NGF

Page 349, line 43, strike "$129,085,840" and insert "$129,210,840".
Page 349, line 43, strike "$128,490,706" and insert "$128,615,706".


(This amendment adds $125,000 from the federal American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) funds each year for the establishment of a robust social media campaign for suicide prevention with an education campaign on the resources available in Virginia for those experiencing suicidal thoughts and ideation. Currently, data on suicides indicate that it is rising in demographic groups who regularly use social media. Robust social media campaigns in other states have resulted in the prevention of suicides.)