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Mental health initiatives announced in Va.

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.

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 10:47pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell,

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Va. mom speaks out about shortfalls in mental health services

A Virginia mom whose 11-year-old daughter suffers from bipolar disorder is speaking out about shortages in mental health services.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:43am EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, dick uliano

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Va. mental health admission law out of step with other states

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.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 05:24am EST

Tags: Creigh Deeds, Dick Black, dick uliano, Virginia Tech massacre, Virginia General Assembly

Advocate: Mental health not a priority

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.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 03:11pm EST

Tags: Pete Earley, Creigh Deeds, stabbing, Rick Massimo

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District starts mental health dialogue

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.

Sunday - 10/13/2013, 08:10am EDT

Tags: vincent gray, kathy stewart

Social and mental health integration may help prevent, treat obesity in teens

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.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: health, Health education, NIH, Rachel Nania, high school,

Learning to live after trauma: Pentagon survivor offers hope to Navy Yard workers

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.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, counseling, Sept. 11 terror attacks, Rafael Matos, pentagon, paula wolfson, survivor

For Navy Yard victims, healing mental wounds could take time

A local expert has some advice for the friends and family members of Navy Yard victims: be patient and be aware.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, paula wolfson, Inova Fairfax Hospital

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