Changing Minds

Changing Minds

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:35 PM EST

1 Year Later: Deeds Tragedy Could Transform Mental Health Care

1 Year Later: Deeds Tragedy Could Transform Mental Health Care

It's been a year since Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds lost his only son following a devastating attack that not only changed the state senator's physical appearance, but also his mission in life.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:27 PM EST

Virginia's Changing Mental Health Laws

Virginia's Changing Mental Health Laws

State Sen. Creigh Deeds' son attacked Deeds and then took his own life. A year later, Deeds is leading the way to transform the ways Virginia can help those with mental illness.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 07:32 PM EST

Changing Minds: Va. Father Helps Son Thrive

Changing Minds: Va. Father Helps Son Thrive

News4's Mark Segraves talked to Pete Early, who helped his son survive after he stopped taking his medications. His son is now recovered and thriving.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 07:25 PM EST

Son's Death Inspires Mother to Reach Out to Teens

Son's Death Inspires Mother to Reach Out to Teens

News4's Wendy Rieger spoke to a mother who produced a movie that addresses teen stress.

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 11:28 PM EST

Changing Minds: Creigh Deeds Honored

Changing Minds: Creigh Deeds Honored

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Montgomery County honored Va. Senator Creigh Deeds as its hero of the year for his efforts to change Virginia laws regarding crisis care for mental illness.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 06:50 PM EDT

Changing Minds: Empty Nesters

Changing Minds: Empty Nesters

News4's Doreen Gentzler reports on "empty nesters;" adults whose children are moving out of the home. Empty nesting can often lead to depression.

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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.