Mental Health Funding Loosened Up in Virginia
by Deirdre Blake
posted Dec 11 2013 7:24AM
Governor Bob McDonnell is proposing increased mental health funding and the creation of a task force to look at ways to head off mental health crises.
They follow the November death of a Virginia state senator's son less than one day after he had been released from emergency custody. McDonnell is proposing more than $38 million in state funding over the next two-year budget cycle for critical mental health services. The task force would include mental health and law enforcement officials.