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A Virginia state senator who was attacked by his son before he killed himself says the stigma attached to mental health issues leaves the mentally ill to "struggle in silence."
Virginia will spend about $3.5 million of its share of a national Medicaid fraud settlement to train police to better respond to emergency situations involving people with mental illness.
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.
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