Some in the mental health field say it is not uncommon for a person suffering from mental illness to be turned away from treatment.
National Alliance for Mental Illness Virginia Director Mira Signer says it happens more often than people think. The state Inspector General found that during a three-month case study alone, 72 Virginians who should have been detained were denied needed care.
State Senator Creigh Deeds is one lawmaker who frequently updates his Facebook and Twitter accounts with what music he’s listening to. Well wishers are now using music to send him messages of love and support.