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Mental Health Demands Outstrip Supply

Written by Bruce Cruser

Bruce Cruser has been Executive Director of Mental Health Virginia since 2016, bringing a background in social work and community corrections, and many years of leadership experience in local and state government.

November 27, 2013

Incident involving Deeds family casts spotlight on treatment, funding

The death of a state senator’s son last week has many in Virginia talking about the state of the commonwealth’s mental health system.

Sen. Creigh Deeds’ son, Gus Deeds, stabbed his father and then killed himself. According to media reports, Gus Deeds had been seen at a Bath County hospital and held for possible involuntary psychiatric commitment, but had to be released when the hospital couldn’t find him an inpatient bed.

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