As directed by Congress from the enacted budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is responding to congressional questions regarding the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline). The following report language was included in the FY 2021 Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill:

The agreement includes an increase and requests that SAMHSA provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate within 180 days after enactment of this Act on the level of funding required to meet the needs of the Lifeline, and includes updated data on suicide rates and attempts. In addition, SAMHSA is directed to provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate and post such report on SAMHSA’s website within 180 days of enactment of this Act detailing call and text volume over the past three years as applicable. Read full report

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