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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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