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Va. officials begin planning new mental health care standards for jails

April 9, 2019

Mar 20, 2019 By Patrick Wilson Richmond Times-Dispatch https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/va-officials-begin-planning-new-mental-health-care-standards-for/article_c38219e6-e9df-5c96-8608-d0bb3f77a3d6.html State officials are preparing to write new standards for health care and mental health services in local jails. The move arises from legislation sent to Gov. Ralph Northam this year during an increased focus on jails in Virginia following the 2015 death of Jamycheal Mitchell in more »

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Virginia Mental Health Centers to Offer Same Day, Walk-In Evaluations

Published Mar 15, 2019 at 6:30 AM | Updated at 1:38 PM EDT on Mar 15, 2019 By The Associated Press NBC Washington https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Virginia-Mental-Health-Centers-to-Offer-Walk-In-Evaluations-507189931.html Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said the state’s 40 mental health centers are now all offering walk-in mental evaluations. Northam said Thursday that a person in need of a mental health assessment more »

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on more »

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-16-Patient-Groups-to-Protect-Access-to-Health-Care Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

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New funding will boost Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office’s efforts to address mental health issues

March 14, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH — The sheriff’s office here received nearly $1 million state funding for a comprehensive new program to improve mental health treatment in the city. Sheriff Ken Stolle made the announcement Tuesday. The Virginia General Assembly has approved $916,066 for the program in the 2019-2020 state budget, pending approval by Gov. Ralph Northam, who has more »

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