Rockbridge Area Community Services Board Releases Statement on Deeds

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The Rockbridge Area Community Services Board has released a statement Wednesday about Gus Deed's death. Gus stabbed his father, Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds, before taking his own life last week. 

Creigh Deeds said earlier this week he feels the RACS Board didn't work hard enough to find his son a bed in a psychiatric wing.

Read the full statement released by the RACS Board below.

The hearts of all staff at Rockbridge Area Community Services go out to the Deeds family at this most difficult time. We will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

I know firsthand the dedicated, caring, and professional manner in which the staff at RACS goes about performing their jobs day in and day out while serving individuals in need of mental health services in our community.

We look forward to working with Senator Deeds and the General Assembly as we seek to improve the delivery of mental health services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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