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  • Call to reform Virginia mental health crisis care

    Call to reform Virginia mental health crisis care
    Mental health workers had six hours to find a suitable psychiatric bed for Gus Deeds, the mentally ill son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds, being held under an emergency custody order for evaluation. When the ECO time elapsed before Rockbridge County Community Services Board evaluators could locate an appropriate bed, law enforcement released him.
  • Report on Deeds attack details flaws in crisis response

    Report on Deeds attack details flaws in crisis response
    Three hours into an emergency custody order, it took just five minutes for a mental health evaluator from the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board to determine that Austin "Gus" Deeds needed inpatient psychiatric care on the afternoon of Nov. 18,...

    Deeds may sue over son's death

    Deeds may sue over son's death
    RICHMOND – State Sen. Creigh Deeds may sue the government over his son's death, his attorney said Thursday. Deeds, D-Bath, threatened lawsuits earlier this week, via formal notices to several local governments in his part of the state. Attorney...

    The Law That Could Fix Mental Health Care

    In the wake of gun violence such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, commissions are organized. Rarely, however, are meaningful reforms proposed. Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Tim Murphy, R-Pa., is a...

    Virginia state senator, stabbed by son, released from hospital

    Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds left the hospital on Friday, three days after being stabbed repeatedly by his son, who then took his own life. In his first public statement since Tuesday, when authorities say Deeds was stabbed by his son, Gus, who then...