Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 5, June

Key Findings from the Virginia College Mental Health Survey
Almost half a million students attend Virginia's colleges and universities. About 45% attend one of the 15 four-year public colleges, 17% attend one of the 25 four-year private colleges, and 38% attend one of the 24 public two-year colleges. Last...
Reducing Mental Health Civil Commitments through Longer Temporary Detention Periods
When an individual experiences a mental health crisis, Virginia law permits that individual to be detained up to 48-hours plus weekends and holidays for evaluation and emergency treatment under a temporary detention order (TDO). After 48-hours, authorities...