Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds May Sue Over Son's Death Sen. Creigh Deeds may sue a local community services board over treatment his son received shortly before killing himself last year.
Va. Senate Approves Mental Health Bill Authorities could detain a mentally ill individual for up to 24 hours in emergency custody under a bill approved by the Virginia Senate.
Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds Recalls Son's Attack, Mental Illness 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."
37 Named to Mental Health Task Force Following Sen. Deeds IncidentGov. Bob McDonnell has named 37 people to a mental health task force that he established last month.
Mental Health Initiatives Announced in VirginiaThe initiatives announced Tuesday follow the November death of a Virginia state senator's son less than one day after he had been released from emergency custody.
Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds: 'Some Wounds Won't Heal' A Virginia state senator and onetime gubernatorial candidate stabbed by his son said Friday that he is "alive so must live," his first public statement since the assault and his son's suicide shortly thereafter.
Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds Released From HospitalVirginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds has been released from the hospital, three days after he was repeatedly stabbed by his son in an apparent attempted murder-suicide.
Virginia Looks Into Treatment of Sen. Creigh Deeds' SonA Virginia health official said his office opened an investigation into why state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son was reportedly released from emergency custody the day before he stabbed his father and killed himself.
Virginia Looks Into Treatment of Sen. Creigh Deeds' Son A Virginia official says an investigation has been opened into why the son of a state senator was reportedly released from emergency custody the day before he stabbed his dad and killed himself.
Condition Improves for Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds After StabbingVirginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was in good condition at a hospital Wednesday, a day after the one-time Democratic gubernatorial nominee was apparently stabbed by his son.
Sen. Deeds Close To Son Believed Responsible For Attempted Murder-SuicideBy most accounts, Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds had a particularly close relationship with his son believed responsible stabbing him multiple times before taking his own life.
Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds Stabbed; Son Dies of Apparent Suicide The son of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed his father in the head and chest Tuesday before apparently killing himself with a gun, according to initial reports from police.