Tue February 8, 2011
Western State Hospital
By Martha Woodroof
Staunton – The Tucson shootings highlighted the need to improve mental health services nationwide.
Western State Hospital has long been Virginia's "last resort" for the severely mentally ill, but thanks to new drug therapies and recovery-focused treatment plans, today's hospital bears little resemblance to the place once known as Western Lunatic Asylum.
Martha Woodroof offers this update.