Creigh Deeds

Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds speaks about mental health reform at The National Press Club, March 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

05/15/2014

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds hugs his son Gus after addressing supporters gathered on election night Nov. 3, 2009 in Richmond, Va. Virginia voters elected Deeds' Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, by a decisive margin, reversing eight years of Democratic control. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.

02/10/2014

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds hugs his son Gus after addressing supporters gathered on election night Nov. 3, 2009 in Richmond, Va. Virginia voters elected Deeds' Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, by a decisive margin, reversing eight years of Democratic control. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.”

01/27/2014

Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

37 Named to Mental Health Task Force Following Sen. Deeds Incident

Gov. Bob McDonnell has named 37 people to a mental health task force that he established last month.

01/03/2014

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Mental Health Initiatives Announced in Virginia

The 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.

12/10/2013

Sen. Creigh Deeds (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.

11/22/2013

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Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds Released From Hospital

Virginia 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.

11/22/2013

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds hugs his son Gus after addressing supporters gathered on election night Nov. 3, 2009 in Richmond, Va. Virginia voters elected Deeds' Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, by a decisive margin, reversing eight years of Democratic control. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Virginia Looks Into Treatment of Sen. Creigh Deeds’ Son

A 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.

11/21/2013

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds hugs his son Gus after addressing supporters gathered on election night Nov. 3, 2009 in Richmond, Va. Virginia voters elected Deeds' Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, by a decisive margin, reversing eight years of Democratic control. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.

11/20/2013

Sen. Creigh Deeds (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Condition Improves for Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds After Stabbing

Virginia 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.

11/20/2013

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