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The 9th annual Walk For Mental Health is Tuesday at Wasena Park in Roanoke. It's an effort to raise money for Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley. The walk starts at 6:30 p.m. It's part of national Mental Health Month.
Tags: Mental Health, Health
Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
Some lucky kids got a tour of the greatest show on earth on Thursday. Students at the Blue Ridge Autism Center got a preview of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Roanoke Civic Center. They were able to see some of the top...
Tags: Entertainment Events, Autism, Circuses
Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Western Virginia Water Authority are partnering to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistPrescription Drug Take-Back Day Will Take Place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 Click here to find a take-back location anywhere in the United States Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefIn his 15 years with the Lynchburg Police Department, Travis Blodgett has encountered a lot of people with behavioral issues. "I've dealt with people who are paranoid schizophrenic," said Blodgett, who works as a patrol supervisor for the police...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterApril is Autism Awareness Month, and it touches so many families in our country. Just last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised the numbers of affected children to as many as one in 50. The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement...
Connecticut lawmakers gave final approval early Thursday to a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown that one lawmaker...
The city of Roanoke is shedding light on Autism. The fountain outside of the Hotel Roanoke was lit up in blue Tuesday evening in honor of World Autism Awareness day. One mother we talked to said early detection can make all the difference in dealing...
WDBJ7 ReporterEnjoying sunshine and playing with a pet doesn't just keep kids happy, it helps seniors from being depressed. Sadness and depression were just some of many topics Thursday at the Golden Oldies Senior Symposium in Martinsville. Older people met with 30...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefPeople who need mental health services in Bedford can now find everything they need in one location. Horizon Behavioral Services has opened a new office on Independence Boulevard. The organization, which used to be called Central Virginia Community...
Parents mayfind this next story surprising but experts say it's very real. A new study from Harvard University shows one in every 25 teenagers has attempted suicide. One in 8 have thought about it. The researchers found many teens suffer from...
Tags: Suicide, Substance Abuse, Mental Health
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