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I JUMPED OFF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE AND SURVIVED

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. The Chesterfield Suicide Awareness Coalition, in partnership with Chesterfield Mental Health, is presenting Pat Hines and Kevin Hines.  Kevin is an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author, documentary filmmaker and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to […]

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VICTORY! CONGRESS PASSED LANDMARK MENTAL HEALTH BILL HR2646

And it is on to the Senate.  Please call your U.S. Senators and ask them to vote yes for HR2646.   The Bill: Reforming our nation’s mental health system has also been another multi-year, multi-Congress priority for our committee. H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), […]

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BE A MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS ADVOCATE

FACES challenges you to further educate yourself and your community on what mental health is and what it is not. Click on the Mental Health America (MHA) infographics listed below to find out what life with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia or other mental health illnesses is like and then forward it to 5 friends.  FACES works year round to educate […]

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CHANGES TO MENTAL HEALTH LAWS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2016

CHANGES TO MENTAL HEALTH LAWS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2016

Notification to Changes in Virginia Mental Health Laws: Effective July 1, 2016 HB 1110 was passed by the 2016 Virginia General Assembly and went into effect on July 1, 2016. It provides that the magistrate conducting a temporary detention hearing shall consider, if available, information provided by the person who initiated emergency custody if the […]

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