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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

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


Study: Hospital beds found for most Va. psychiatric patients

In the wake of a state senator's stabbing and his son's suicide, a new study from the University of Virginia finds that most psychaitric patients who require hospitalization are able to find a bed within six hours. But in rare cases when no bed can be found quickly, the results can be devastating.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:35pm EST

Tags: mental health care, Creigh Deeds, Gus Deeds, University of Virginia, Kathy Stewart

Va. looks into treatment of state senator's son

As police studied evidence into what led to the attack on state Sen. Creigh Deeds, a Virginia health official said his office opened an investigation into why the legislator's son was reportedly released from emergency custody the day before he stabbed his father and killed himself.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 03:25pm EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, Gus Deeds, mental health care, Douglas Bevelacqua