Virginia Tech shooting may have changed how mental health was treated

RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) One big change that came from the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech was how colleges deal with mental health issues

After the shootings, Seung-Hui Cho's background with mental health became public.

Radford University's Director of Student Counseling says that forever changed the way mental health was treated.

"People are more aware of mental illness, they are more inclined to step in and help people. There's been funding made available through legislation for different positions. Care teams that have created multi-disciplinary teams that actually they're not as much reactive as they're proactive," Radford University Director of Student Counciling Erin Sullivan said

Sullivan says the big negative is over-vigilance, meaning people over reacting to other people's issues.