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'Mental Health Awareness Week' features talk at W&M by Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds

'Mental Health Awareness Week' features talk at W&M by Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds

WILLIAMSBURG - Only weeks ago, students at the College of William and Mary found themselves mourning a member of their community, a student who had died from an apparent suicide on campus.

And it was only last November that Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) was stabbed by his son Gus, a 24-year-old former William and Mary student with a recent history of mental health problems. After the attack, Gus took his own life.

Sen. Deeds visited the college Monday night for an event that kicked off a week of student-organized mental health awareness events, telling students that more conversation is needed to erase the stigma associated with mental illness.

"I think with mental...

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