Changing Minds

Changing Minds

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 09:15 PM EST

Woman Finds New Purpose After Son's Murder-Suicide

Woman Finds New Purpose After Son's Murder-Suicide

News4's Angie Goff sat down with a woman who is finding a purpose after the deaths of her son and his newlywed wife, a case which police say appears to be a murder-suicide.

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 12:28 PM EST

Resources Available for Mental Health First Aid

Resources Available for Mental Health First Aid

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans suffers from a mental illness every year. Learn about how you can support those in a crisis.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 04:53 PM EST

Hoarding Linked to a Dozen Local Fire Deaths Since 2013

Hoarding Linked to a Dozen Local Fire Deaths Since 2013

About a dozen fatal fires in the Washington, D.C.-area since 2013 are linked to hoarding, or excessive clutter inside the homes, according to a review of state fire records by the News4 I-Team.

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 09:20 AM EST

Police Get Training to Deal With Mentally Ill People

Police Get Training to Deal With Mentally Ill People

A father and son team are using their own experience to help police departments better handle people who have mental illnesses. News4's Mark Segraves reports on the mission of Pete Earley and his son, Kevin.

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 09:21 PM EST

Fairfax Co. First Responders Train on Mental Health Issues

Fairfax Co. First Responders Train on Mental Health Issues

Fairfax County police, firefighters and EMS workers are being trained in how to better handle people with mental health issues. News4's David Culver shows what the training covered, including a simulation...

Friday, Dec 4, 2015 at 09:50 PM EST

Pr. William Co. Officers Train to Handle Mental Health Crises

Pr. William Co. Officers Train to Handle Mental Health Crises

Two dozen officers and deputies in Prince William County are heading back to the streets with a new understanding of how to deal with mentally ill people.

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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.

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