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.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A state senator who was attacked by his son before the young man killed himself says Virginia will be a model for mental health services. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/SXl0Za ) reports…
ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Creigh Deeds may sue a local community services board over treatment his son received shortly before killing himself last year. Deeds’ lawyer, Monica Mroz (muh-ROSE’), said…
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.
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.
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.
The debate on improving Virginia\’s mental health system is now
expanding to include inmates.
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.
A Virginia mom whose 11-year-old daughter suffers from bipolar disorder is speaking out about shortages in mental health services.
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.
Mental-health advocates say that the difficulties Sen. Creigh Deeds had in getting the proper mental health care for his son Gus are common in a system that is broken in Virginia and nationwide.
On Saturday morning, the DC community was answering the president\’s call for a dialogue on the issue of mental health paticularly in light of the recent strong of deadly shootings that have rocked the country including the events at the Washington Navy Yard.
High school health education classes that focus exclusively on topics of physical activity and nutrition may be a thing of the past. It turns out, integrating cognitive-behavioral components into health curricula makes for happier and healthier teens.
He was in the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 terror attacks and was locked-down at the Navy Yard during Monday\’s shooting rampage. And this Navy officer turned psychologist from Ellicott City, tells his fellow survivors to embrace life in the wake of the shootings.
A local expert has some advice for the friends and family members of Navy Yard victims: be patient and be aware.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.