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Five Virginia based Mental Health Hospitals stop Patient Admissions

As per the trusted sources of information, out of the eight mental health institutes un Virginia, five of them have stopped accepting the new patients because of the shortage of staff that they have been facing currently.

A letter was sent by the Commissioner Alison Land of the Virginia Association of chiefs of police from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) on Friday night, which gave rise to the thousands of comments and shares on the post.

As per the credible sources, the letter gave information about the challenges faced by the state mental health hospitals and currently they are facing two immediate crises which included the order of reducing the bed capacity in the hospitals which causes temporary closing of the patient admissions. Creigh Deeds, the democratic bath county senator stated that the news which was state in the previous week created an alarm but the problem existed from a long time.

As per the trusted sources of information, Deeds has been putting efforts in the mental health reform for several years especially when he was attacked by his own son during a mental health episode. However, the conditions amidst the pandemic have made important the need for mental health. Deeds added that they have to firstly find a way to keep the people out of this crisis, which means investment of more money in the community services so that people can access the services they need at any place that they want when they are in Virginia.

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