To amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Mental Health First Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING GRANTS.
Section 520J of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb-41) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 520J. MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING GRANTS.
``(a) Grants.--The Secretary, acting through the Administrator, shall award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit private entities to initiate and sustain mental health first aid training programs. ``(b) Program Requirements.-- ``(1) In general.--To be eligible for funding under subsection (a), a mental health first aid training program shall-- ``(A) be designed to train individuals in the categories listed in paragraph (2) to accomplish the objectives described in paragraph (3); ``(B) ensure that training is conducted by trainers that are properly licensed and credentialed by nonprofit entities as designated by the Secretary; and ``(C) include-- ``(i) at a minimum-- ``(I) a core live training course for individuals in the categories listed in paragraph (2) on the skills, resources, and knowledge to assist individuals in crisis to connect with appropriate local mental health care services; ``(II) training on mental health resources, including the location of community mental health centers described in section 1913(c), in the State...