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A Son's Legacy
Psychiatric News
Volume 39 Number 20 page 13-13

A year after the suicide of college student Garrett Lee Smith, his father, Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), was able to announce that Congress had passed the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.

Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) wrote the bill, and lead sponsors included Smith and Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio).

The legislation authorizes $82 million for three-year grants to help states, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities develop and expand early mental health intervention and suicide prevention strategies for children and young adults.

The bill authorizes the following:

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