Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act

Two-thirds of the gun deaths in America are suicides -- and these are only half of the total (48,000) each year. We need this bill, and its companions, to pass the Senate. Your efforts will definitely help move these forward.

Rep. Don Beyer

What the Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act do?

H.R.4585 would require The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services to create, implement, and assess a national suicide prevention media campaign. It would also require that the national suicide prevention hotline is a 3-digit toll-free number, which would be advertised as a part of the media campaign.

Sponsor: Don Beyer is a Democrat from Virginia’s 8th Congressional District 

House of Representatives: Committee on Energy and Commerce

Senate: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Introduced to the House of Representatives on October 1, 2019
Passed the United States House of Representatives September 21, 2020
Received in the United States Senate, read, and then referred to the Committee of Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on September 22, 2020

Waiting to be voted on and passed by the Senate. After that, it will go the President of the United States to be signed into law.


Majority Members (Republican)

Minority Members (Democrat)

Chairman: Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)

Ranking Member: Sen. Patty Murray (WA)

Sen. Michael B. Enzi (WY)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT)

Sen. Richard Burr (NC)

Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. (PA)

Sen. Rand Paul (KY)

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI)

Sen. Susan Collins (ME)

Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (CT)

Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (LA)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)

Sen. Tim Kaine (VA)

Sen. Tim Scott (SC)

Sen. Maggie Hassan (NH)

Sen. Mitt Romney (UT)

Sen. Tina Smith (MN)

Sen. Mike Braun (IN)

Sen. Doug Jones (AL)

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (GA)

Sen. Jacky Rosen (NV)

Sen. Pat Roberts (KS)


How to Help

Contact and urge U.S. Senators – especially the members of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions – to vote in favor of H.R. 4585, the Campaign to prevent Suicide Act.  We’ve made it easy to contact your Senator!  Just fill out the form below to write a letter.