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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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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 reforms, Creigh Deeds, Gus Deeds

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,

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Va. mental health debate expands to inmates

The debate on improving Virginia's mental health system is now expanding to include inmates.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 06:36pm EST

Tags: Kathy Stewart, Deeds,

Mental health initiatives announced in Va.

Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing increased mental health funding and the creation of a task force to look at ways to head off mental health crises.

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 10:47pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell,

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Va. mom speaks out about shortfalls in mental health services

A Virginia mom whose 11-year-old daughter suffers from bipolar disorder is speaking out about shortages in mental health services.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:43am EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, Dick Uliano

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Va. mental health admission law out of step with other states

The stabbing of Sen. Creigh Deeds and the death of his son Gus has shone a spotlight on the weaknesses in Virginia's mental health system, including that involuntary mental health evaluations can only last for less than a work day.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 05:24am EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, Dick Black, Dick Uliano, Virginia Tech massacre, Virginia General Assembly

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