The Virginia Tech Review Panel's August 2007 report made broad recommendations that included: * campus and law enforcement security procedures at state universities; * mental health practices and procedures relating to emergency services, temporary detention, and civil commitment processes; * needed legislative changes; * changes in information exchange; and * improved coordination among involved agencies and the courts. Such funding will have to remain a priority even if state revenues continue to decline. * Such "mortgage payments" will be complex as federal actions gnaw at the delicate balance in state and federal partnerships of funding sources such as Medicaid. * Local agencies and stakeholders will have to stretch, tug, and overcome discrete agency agendas in their efforts to coordinate and implement the new law. * Individuals with mental illness will be asked to take some responsibility for their own disease management and recovery. * Communities at large will be called upon to recognize that mental healthcare is a responsibility of the entire community. * Mental illness, in its complex and unique impact on each individual, does not fit neatly into a law, however thoughtful and reasoned.
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