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Psychiatric hospital proposed for Woodbridge

Across the state, the need for psychiatric beds is growing, and now a private mental health hospital which would provide 75 psychiatric beds has been proposed for Woodbridge.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 05:12am EDT

Tags: Creigh Deeds, psychiatric beds, Woodbridge, kathy stewart

Report: Timely discharge would free mental health beds, money in Va.

In the wake of Sen. Creigh Deeds' stabbing by his son, Virginia's inspector general has one way to free some mental health beds that state legislators say are so in need.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:26am EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, max smith, mental health, nami

Va. mental health task force issues 2 proposals

A task force created after a state senator's mentally ill son attacked him is proposing a wider window to ensure that people who are a threat to themselves or others can get the emergency psychiatric care they need.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 01:45pm EST

Tags: mental health, mental health reforms, Creigh Deeds, Gus Deeds

Va. senator recalls son's attack, mental illness

A Virginia state senator who was attacked by his son before he killed himself says the stigma attached to mental health issues leaves the mentally ill to "struggle in silence."

Monday - 01/27/2014, 03:03pm EST

Tags: mental illness, CBS This Morning, Creigh Deeds

Creigh Deeds opens up about attack to '60 Minutes'

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds is speaking out about the attack on him by his mentally-ill son, Gus Deeds. He talks to 60 Minutes and says Virginia's mental health system is to blame for the November attempted murder-suicide.

Sunday - 01/26/2014, 11:39pm EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, Gus Deeds, 60 Minutes


Poll: Virginians want mental health, ethics reforms

The Roanoke College Poll finds that most Virginians want better flexibility in handling mental health cases and they want greater curbs on gifts to politicians.

Saturday - 01/25/2014, 02:53am EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, Bob McDonnell, Roanoke College, poll, Medicaid expansion, mental health

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