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Va mental health system improves but gaps remain

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 24, 2012 at 9:24 am •  Published: December 24, 2012

"And there's always the concern that we could have another person ... fall through the cracks, and if he or she can get access to these high-power weapons you worry about the possibility of something like this happening again," Toscano told the newspaper.

Research shows that children should be reached early but a program called Part C, which is aimed at young children, is underfunded by $500,000 in Region Ten, said Robert Johnson, executive director of the Region Ten Community Services Board.

Children are on a waiting list for care while the program recently left go about half of its staff, he said.

Officials hope that the governor and the General Assembly will find extra money for mental health care.