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Report: Service lags for mentally ill in Va. jails

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 10:42am EST

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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: Creigh Deeds, Gus Deeds, University of Virginia, Kathy Stewart

Glenn Close urges Congress to pass mental health bill

Actress Glenn Close visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge Congress to pass a bill that would broadly expand mental health services across the country.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 04:06pm EST

Tags: Congress, glenn close, Mike Chapman, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Creigh Deeds, dick uliano

Deeds blames mental-health system for son's death

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.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 08:46am EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, Bath County

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, Douglas Bevelacqua