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Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

New Va. Mental Health Panel Has First Meeting

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.

07/21/2014

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Sunday Hunting Among New Virginia Laws Going Into Effect July 1

A host of new Virginia state laws go into effect Tuesday, including new rules that allow hunting on Sundays, a repeal of a tax on hybrid cars and a string of regulations governing emergency treatment for the mentally ill.

06/30/2014

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Howard County Aims to Upgrade Mental Health Services After Columbia Mall Shooting

Howard County officials are taking steps to improve mental health services following a shooting at the Mall in Columbia in January.

06/12/2014

Prior to his Army service, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was “administratively discharged” from the Coast Guard after only 26 days in 2006.   (U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Bergdahl Given ‘Uncharacterized Discharge’ From Coast Guard Prior To Army Service

Prior to his Army service, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was “administratively discharged” from the Coast Guard after only 26 days in 2006.

06/11/2014

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

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Obama, VFW Head Discuss Fort Hood, Mental Health

The White House says President Barack Obama and the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars have discussed the shootings at Fort Hood and the challenges posed by veterans with emotional problems and post-traumatic stress.

04/07/2014

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

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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

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Veterans Affairs Chief Touting Treatment Courts at D.C. Conference

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is the featured speaker at a national conference in Washington on courts that stress treatment over punishment for law-breaking vets.

12/02/2013

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