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Officials: Mental health system reformed in Virginia since Tech shooting, but gaps remain

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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:39 pm

In the years since the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech, Virginia’s mental health system has been reformed, but significant gaps — including sizable funding shortages — remain, leaders in the field said.

There have been changes in the way Virginia deals with involuntary commitment, mandatory outpatient mental health treatment and other issues, improving the framework of mental health care in Virginia. But front-line coverage has not been bolstered the way experts say it needs to be. Many people end up on waiting lists for the care they need.

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