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A father’s scars: For Va.’s Creigh Deeds, tragedy brings unending questions


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Truly devastating story about a Virginia legislator whose son's mental illness led to a murder attempt and suicide. No one wants to see a return to warehousing of the mentally ill, but leaving it all up to their families -- who often do not even have the right to know the patients' diagnosis -- leads to stories like this.

What a sad story -- kid from western Virginia, went to William and Mary.

Shows how devastating mental illness can be. :(

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