Prince William County plans to create crisis center

Wed, 07/21/2021 : InsideNova

But then the nightmares started. He couldn’t sleep. He distanced himself from family. Eventually Sessoms started self-medicating with a bottle of vodka, just to get some sleep.

By that point his daughter told him the obvious: He was in crisis and had post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sessoms, now a pastor at Little Union Baptist Church in Dumfries, was able to get the help he needed, but he wants others to be served as well.

“I was one of the fortunate ones,” he said.

Prince William Co. hopes to add mental health crisis facility

Tue, 07/20/2021 :

Earlier this month, Virginia announced that five of its eight mental health hospitals will stop taking patients because of capacity limits. And now, there’s a push in Prince William County to build new facilities to deal with mental health crises.