Virginia lawmakers are promising a top-to-bottom review of the state’s mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country.
Sen. Creigh Deeds may sue a local community services board over treatment his son received shortly before killing himself last year.
Authorities could detain a mentally ill individual for up to 24 hours in emergency custody under a bill approved by the Virginia Senate.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
By 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.