Changing Minds

Changing Minds

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 09:20 PM EDT

How Crisis Intervention Could Divert Mentally Ill People From Jail

How Crisis Intervention Could Divert Mentally Ill People From Jail

In Fairfax County, there is new momentum for directing mentally ill criminal suspects to services rather than jails. "The first weapon for us is speech," a participant in a model jail diversion program in Texas...

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 09:13 PM EDT

Jail Diversion for Mentally Ill Gives Fairfax Co. Inmates' Families Hope

Jail Diversion for Mentally Ill Gives Fairfax Co. Inmates' Families Hope

A push to change how Fairfax County handles mentally ill people could keep some offenders out of jail and get them into treatment. In a four-part series, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports how a...

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 10:07 PM EDT

Changes Could Be Ahead for Mentally Ill Offenders in Fairfax Co.

Changes Could Be Ahead for Mentally Ill Offenders in Fairfax Co.

Local leaders in Fairfax County will start pushing for new ways to handle mentally ill offenders. The push comes after what they saw on a recent trip to Texas. Only News4 was invited to attend.

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 09:21 PM EDT

Fairfax Co. Reevaluating How to Handle Mentally Ill Inmates

Fairfax Co. Reevaluating How to Handle Mentally Ill Inmates

After the in-custody death of Natasha McKenna in January, Fairfax County officials are reevaluating how to house and treat mentally ill offenders. For this four-part series, News4's Julie Carey traveled to Texas...

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 06:43 PM EDT

Finding Jobs for People With Mental Illness

Finding Jobs for People With Mental Illness

For those diagnosed with mental illness, a job can be more than just a steady paycheck. It's a way to get better because work provides consistency, confidence and a sense of purpose.

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 09:37 PM EDT

Crocheting Helps D.C. Woman Cope With Depression

Crocheting Helps D.C. Woman Cope With Depression

D.C. resident Emilie Marvil says starting to crochet instantly helps her cope with severe, lifelong depression. "Literally in a blink, everything changes," she said. As part of News4's ongoing Changing...

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It can affect anyone at any time. It doesn’t discriminate by age, race, gender, or income. Yet many of us find that mental health and mental illness are tough topics to talk about. That’s why for the next year, NBC4 will shine a light on the subject by providing education, information and hope.