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Governor proposes mental health reforms

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McDonnell’s plan provides $38 million as part of mental health system overhaul

By Landmark News Service

RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to revamp Virginia’s mental health system by lengthening the time a person in crisis can be held for evaluation, providing $38 million more for support services over two years, and creating a task force to recommend changes in the aftermath of a shocking tragedy.
He announced those plans Tuesday during a news conference held weeks after the son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed his father before taking his own life at their Bath County home on the morning of Nov. 19.


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