It’s “Your Turn” to share your views about the stories Washingtonians are talking about ––from a rollback on federal health care subsidies to the name change of a Virginia high school named after a Confederate general.
The mass-shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007 that left 33 dead, including the troubled gunman, brought to light myriad issues including gun control, campus safety and mental health. Virginia has struggled to reckon with the latter in the nearly ten years since, trying to provide access to care for those in need through support networks full of holes. We speak with the interim commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services about the challenges and opportunities the Commonwealth faces.
- Jack Barber, M.D. Interim Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)
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