Suicide Prevention Day Facebook ImageSPRINGFIELD – A new Illinois law addresses mental health services for law enforcement and firefighters with the support of State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon).

“First responders are expected to be brave for their communities,” Crowe said. “This new law expresses our understanding of the trauma they go through protecting us and creates outlets for them to explain any problems they might be facing free from fear.”

House Bill 2766 ensures individuals tasked with providing peer support counseling to law enforcement and firefighters are properly trained. Individuals who seek out mental health treatment will be protected under the law without fear of termination or adverse employment action.

The new law also creates a task force to study recommendations to help reduce the risk of suicide among first responders. House Bill 2766 goes into effect immediately.

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