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UVA Mental Health Bill One Step Closer to Passage

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

A mental health bill put together by a group of University of Virginia students is getting closer to passing through the General Assembly.

The bipartisan group called Legislators of Tomorrow originally drafted a bill to raise awareness about mental health resources on college campuses.

If passed, the bill would require four-year colleges to prominently display on their websites what kind of mental health resources are available.

“The mental health resources at colleges and universities is of good quality, however people don't know about it and resources people don't know about may as well be bad resources,” said UVA second-year student Patrick MacDonnell

The bill is meant to be a first step toward making resources more readily accessible to students.

The bill passed the House of Delegates with zero opposition.

It is expected to be taken up by the State Senate as early as next week.

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