A suicide prevention bill out of New Jersey shows that politics can still be bi-partisan when it counts. Governor Chris Christie on Monday signed the Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act, named after a 19-year-old New Jersey track champion and University of Pennsylvania student who committed suicide in 2014.

The bill will focus on students and require New Jersey colleges to have trained professionals available for students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They will also work with faculty and staff to recognize warning signs and suicide risk factors.

The bill also requires that within 15 days after the start of each semester, students be sent an email with the information of these professionals.

Cited in the bill is the 2013 Youth Suicide Report from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, which notes that suicide is the third-leading cause of death among the state's youth aged 10-24. Of the 233 youth suicides in New Jersey from 2010-2012, 72 percent were between the ages of 19-24.

The Assembly bill was sponsored by Democrat Joseph Lagana of Bergen.

"With this simple step, we can hopefully help quell this trend and get young people the help they need," Bergen said. "We cannot stand idle and accept this status quo."

The Senate bill was sponsored by Republican Kevin O'Toole of Essex.

"Although we cannot erase the pain of losing a child to suicide, we can prevent the future loss of life by providing college students who are struggling right now with access to lifesaving support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week," O'Toole said.

Similar bills have passed or been introduced elsewhere including Washington, D.C., New York, and Ohio.