Creigh Deeds: 'I am alive for a reason'
November 25th, 2013
10:06 PM ET
9 years ago

Creigh Deeds: 'I am alive for a reason'

(CNN) - Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, who was stabbed multiple times by his son, said he will work to change how mental health services are delivered so that "other families don't have to go through what we are living."

Deeds' son, Austin "Gus" Deeds, committed suicide after the fight.


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  1. Edwin

    Sad, very sad. I hope he IS able to change the laws.

    November 25, 2013 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  2. TLORop

    The reason is his wounds were not fatal.

    November 25, 2013 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  3. Gary

    Why send us to a page with just an excerpt that requires clicking through to another page for the whole story? Why not just link directly to the full article? It makes no sense at all.

    November 26, 2013 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  4. intelligence

    My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you on your efforts to reform mental health services. May your efforts be blessed with success.

    November 26, 2013 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Now, perhaps we can get some attention for the real problem with violence in America.........the mentally ill.

    November 26, 2013 05:56 am at 5:56 am |