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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.
Actress Glenn Close visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge Congress to pass a bill that would broadly expand mental health services across the country.
Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds blames the local mental-health system for his son's death and says he'll work to make sure other families don't experience what his family has.
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.