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Congressional Budget Bill a Mixed Bag This past weekend Congress passed a spending bill that covers the rest of the 2015 fiscal year. Here's how it will impact funding for mental health.
People with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: A Cry for Help
Emotional Eating: When Food = Love
Stopping the Holidays from Getting You Down
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Cope and Hope 

    Social Security Benefits

              SSD &/ or SSI



     Civil Commitment and Surrogate Medical Consent in Virginia

               ECO  -  Emergency Custody Order

                            Must TDO   w/i 4 hrs after picking up patient

               TDO  -  Temporary Detaining Order

                             Must hold commitment hearing within 48 hrs after issuing

               Civil Commitment

                            Must reapply after 180 days of commitment

               Judicial Consent for Anti psychotic Medicines and ECT

     Assessment and Referral Services

                            EOS Crisis Services - Blue Ridge Behavioral Health - preadmission

                                 screening for State Hospital and court liaison for involuntary

                            Respond  - Lewis Gale Medical center Pavilion - may admit on a

                                 voluntary basis to Lewis gale

                            Connect --  Carilion Behavioral Health - may admit only on

                                 a voluntary basis to Carilion  Behavioral Health           


             Special Needs Estate Planning

Visions for Tomorrow

       8 week program for caregivers of children and adolescent with mental illness

        supper and childcare provided) ongoing support (Even keel)


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