Mental Health, Legislative News And 11 Years Since Upper Big Branch This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginians who believe someone is a threat to themselves or others due to mental health issues can petition the courts to have that person involuntarily committed. But the system is struggling to keep up with demand. We explore why.

Also, in this show, we have statehouse updates, and we look back at the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster, which happened 11 years ago.

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