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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 07:42 PM EST

First Responders Share Mental Health Battles to Help Others

First Responders Share Mental Health Battles to Help Others

Suicide claims more police and firefighter lives than any of the dangers they face on the job, which is why a Virginia police department is using a video featuring first responders sharing their stories to help...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 06:30 AM EDT

Va. Lawmaker Settles Suit; Seeks Mental-Health Reform

Va. Lawmaker Settles Suit; Seeks Mental-Health Reform

A Virginia lawmaker whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit over the young man's mental-health care.

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:07 AM EDT

Va. Officer's Family Raises Postpartum Depression Awareness

Va. Officer's Family Raises Postpartum Depression Awareness

The family of a Virginia police officer who took her own life is opening up about her struggles with postpartum depression to educate and change minds.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 11:41 AM EDT

Fundraiser Thursday for "Out of the Darkness" Walk

Fundraiser Thursday for "Out of the Darkness" Walk

Austin Grill in Springfield is hosting a fundraiser for the "Out of the Darkness" walk next month in Fairfax.

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 06:01 PM EDT

Black Leaders Call for Increased Mental Health Services

Black Leaders Call for Increased Mental Health Services

Mental illness too often goes ignored in African-American communities, leaders said at a Congressional Black Caucus session in D.C. on Thursday. "Our children are suffering, and they are literally just...

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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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