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Anorexic woman lands at ground zero of state mental hospital crisis

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Angel Fuller looks at a poster of her favorite actress, Marylin Monroe, hanging on the wall of her bedroom inside the home where she is living while caring for an elderly couple in Richmond. Fuller is anorexic and previously wound up in Central State as a result of the eating disorder.

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Building 96 serves as the admission unit for civil patients sent to Central State Hospital under involuntary detention orders for treatment. The main entrance to Building 96 is at the back of the fenced complex in the center of Central State's campus.

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During a March 25 visit to Central State in Dinwiddie, Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, listened as Gov. Ralph Northam announced a replacement for the aging hospital.

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Daniel Herr, deputy commissioner of behavioral health and developmental services.

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Building 96 serves as the admission unit for civil patients sent to Central State Hospital under involuntary detention orders for treatment. The main entrance to Building 96 is at the back of the fenced complex in the center of Central State's campus.

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Rebecca Vauter is hospital director at Central State in Dinwiddie County.

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Angel Fuller sits on the patio of the home she is living in while caring for an elderly couple in Richmond.

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