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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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Va. governor candidates discuss mental health

Virginia's candidates for governor touted their support for expanded mental health services at a forum in Richmond.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 08:12am EDT

Tags: Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli,

Report shows Va. suicides at 13-year high in '11

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 06:00pm EDT

Tags: suicide,

Capitol Hill hearing examines mental health obstacles

Since the Newtown tragedy, the nation has looked for ways to help the mentally ill receive treatment, and a hearing this week on Capitol Hill explored options to improve access.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 07:33am EST

Tags: mental illness, darci marchese, newtown

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