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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.
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.
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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.
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