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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.
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.
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