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President Barack Obama pauses as he makes a statement to the press on April 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, on the shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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

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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

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

Clergy gather for a vigil for Miriam Carey, who was  shot and killed near the U.S. Capitol. (credit: WENW's Karen Adams)

Miriam Carey Vigil Held on Capitol Hill

Religious leaders held an interfaith prayer vigil Monday for Miriam Carey, the woman shot and killed in a car chase near the steps of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

10/14/2013

In this handout photo provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis is shown in a photo prior to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Authorities believe Alexis was a gunman involved in the shootings at the Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were shot and killed. (Photo by FBI via Getty Images)

Expert: People With Mental Illness ‘More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others’

Experts weigh in on the various issues brought to the forefront of national discourse following mass shootings such as Monday’s attack of the Washington Navy Yard, including gun control, mental health care reform, and the leaps of logic made by an American people prone to reductive thought and easy, sometimes violent solutions.

09/18/2013

U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is escorted by military police as he leaves his military trial after he was found guilty of 20 out of 21 charges, July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Manning Defense Focuses On Mental Health

Lawyers opening their sentencing case for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning are focusing on his mental health and failures within his chain of command.

08/12/2013

Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Taking Mental Health Angle On Gun Background Checks

Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.

04/19/2013

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