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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...
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...
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...
Nearly four dozen people -- including several locals -- have been named to a Virginia panel reviewing school policies and procedures. The panel will also review funding and resource challenges, to ensure the safety of students and educators. Gov. Bob...
reporterIt's a little bit noisier than usual at the Salem VA Medical Center. The construction is part of a multi-million dollar expansion. "We've been trying to look at how we can better serve our mental health patients in a better environment for their...
The Salem Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Lynchburg has reopened. The clinic had been closed because of a power outage. The Salem Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Danville, Staunton, Tazewell, and Wytheville...
Weekend Anchor/ReporterVeterans Affairs is growing by 1,900 positions in mental health, system wide. The VA Medical Center in Salem will add 13 positions. "We don't want veterans to have to wait for mental health care. So, most all of these staff will be located in...
ReporterUpdate: Town Council submitted letter to the state on Friday. The full letter is attached. ______________________________________________ A new clinic to treat heroin addiction could be coming to Pulaski, but it's not exactly a welcomed new business. ...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA lot of questions are being asked about a plan to close training centers; state facilities that house and care for people with mental disabilities. One thing many people want to know: where will patients go once the training centers close? Jill Deiss...
Assignment ManagerVirginia will close most of its controversial training centers by the end of the decade. That's the result of a settlement with the U. S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The facilities, like the Central Virginia Training Center in Madison...
Weekend Anchor/ReporterThe mental health defendants will be dropped from a lawsuit filed by the families of two women killed during the mass shooting on April 16th, 2007 at Virginia Tech. That's according to Robert Hall, an attorney representing the families of Julia Pryde and...
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