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Mental health classes teach value of early intervention

The mental health first-aid program was first researched and launched in Australia, and has been in the U.S. for the last 4 to 5 years. Rhonda Williams, a licensed clinical social worker, is one of the mental health first-aid instructors for the City of Alexandria. She says the city has been offering the mental health first-aid classes for about two years.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:59am EDT

Tags: Alexandria, mental health classes, Kathy Stewart

Deeds: 'We're going to remake the system'

Friday - 05/30/2014, 09:37am EDT

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Sen. Creigh Deeds pushes for change to mental health system laws

The D.C. area has recently been rocked by a series of cases in which young people ended their lives. Now, a Virginia state senator, whose son took his own life, is pressing ahead with efforts to address the sensitive issue.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 12:13pm EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, Creigh Deeds, Sen. Creigh Deeds, mental health system, Virginia

Senator: 'Real work lies ahead' on mental health

Monday - 03/31/2014, 05:17pm EDT

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Va. launches online psychiatric bed registry

Virginia mental health workers have a new tool to find psychiatric beds for people being held for treatment under emergency custody orders.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:35pm EST

Tags: emergency custody order, psychiatric beds

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, nami

Report cites flaws in Va. mental health spending

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 11:30am EST

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