Friday, November 02, 2007

Reform is long overdue

Few issues have dominated a political landscape like mental health has in Virginia. With the tragedy at Virginia Tech, the death of two police officers in Fairfax County, and the recent murder of Susanne Thompson in Richmond, it is clear that reform is long overdue.

Virginia Capitol Connections Magazine recognized the unprecedented role that mental health will play in the upcoming legislative session, and made it the subject of their fall issue. Contributors include Governor Kaine, Delegate Phillip Hamilton, and TAC’s own John Snook, who calls on the legislature to recognize the reality of severe mental illness and the need for assisted outpatient treatment.

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