Rally supports Virginians with mental illness

By Alix HinesCapital News Service7:28 a.m. EST, January 22, 2013

RICHMOND – Amy Jones had a 4.0 GPA in school but dropped out after her insurance stopped covering the costs of her medication. The 38-year-old Virginia woman suffers from a mental health disorder and substance abuse.“I ended up self-medicating, and I ended up here in Richmond at a facility center, which is helping save my life. It’s helping me to get back on track, get my medications again, so that I can be productive again.”

On Monday, she joined about 100 other people at the Bell Tower on Capitol Square for a rally organized by the Coalition for Virginians with Mental Disabilities. Participants encouraged legislators to improve services for people with mental disabilities.

Sean Campbell and his son, Alex, came to rally in support of Medicaid waivers. Photo by Jessica Dahlberg
Sean Campbell and his son, Alex, came to rally in support of Medicaid waivers. Photo by Jessica Dahlberg

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Abortion rallies draw many to the Capital


 
 

Capital News Service

By Alix Hines and Katherine Johnson

Photos Via Stephen Nielsen

RICHMOND – About 30 abortion rights activists from the Cooch Watch protest group lined the streets outside of the 47th annual Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Wednesday morning. Protesters came armed with a boom box and a catchy parody of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
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