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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...
Tags: Behavioral Conditions, Trials, Health, File Sharing
Former Virginia Tech football player Tommy Edwards share his struggles with mental health problems through musicREPORTERMental health isn't always an easy topic to talk about, especially for those who suffer from it. But former Virginia Tech running back Tommy Edwards is raising awareness about his personal struggles through his music. Edwards was diagnosed with Post...
Americans are becoming increasingly overweight or obese, exercising less, and eating unhealthy foods, according to the recently released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The results show that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either...
The Veterans Affairs hospital in Salem is streamlining its mental health services. Currently, there are 16 patients in the memory disorder ward. They'll all be transferred to long-term facilities or another unit at the VA. The reason for the shift is...
ReporterA LewisGale patient is accused of raping another patient. Salem police were called to LewisGale's Behavioral Health Unit for a report that one patient raped another patient last Thursday, July 21. A day later, Terron Michie was arrested. He's...
Tags: Rape, Behavioral Conditions, Health
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefHow should Virginia care for people with developmental disabilities? Should they live in public facilities or private homes? State officials are tackling those questions. Virginia's Department of Behavioral Health is traveling the state to hear...
A gunman killed 32 people on Virginia Tech's campus and wounded many others on April 16, 2007, but the shooting spree left thousands more wounded psychologically. A new study by two Tech professors found about 15% of students reported high levels of...
ReporterWhen it comes to health, especially your child's, getting help is probably on the top of your list. But when resources are lacking parents get discouraged. That's a reality for families in Pittsylvania County according to a Virginia children health...
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