Christopher Newport University

Mental Health Policy Discussion with Senator Creigh Deeds

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, in conjunction with SOCL 395 (Mental Health, Crime and the Criminal Justice System), is hosting Senator Creigh Deeds for a discussion about mental health policy in Virginia. Senator Deeds is regarded as the mental health policy leader in Virginia and has worked relentlessly to improve mental health care in the commonwealth. In fact, the National Alliance on Mental Illness honored Senator Deeds with the Richard T. Greer Advocacy Award and the American Psychological Association Practice Organization named him the 2015 State Legislator of the Year. 


Senator Deeds will discuss his work on mental health policy, as well as his goals for the upcoming Virginia General Assembly session. The remainder of the event will give students the opportunity to have open dialogue with the senator and ask him questions regarding the state of mental health policy in the commonwealth. All students, faculty and staff members are invited to attend. If you have any questions about the event, please email Dr. Steven Keener at

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00am

Gaines Theatre

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