HARRISBURG – A bill to help the mental health of children in PA unanimously passed in the state House. House Bill 409 would create a mental health care services clearinghouse to help school personnel connect families to community mental health resources. The clearinghouse would create a one-stop shop for mental health resources, saving schools time and resources and improve both the quantity and quality of mental health programming available to those in need. The clearinghouse would be a publicly accessible registry of mental health care resources available statewide. The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that one in five youths under the age of 14 has a mental health condition, but less than half of these children receive mental health care. The bill is now on its way to the state Senate for consideration.