| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:25 PM
The Maryland Senate today passed the most significant gun control measure in Maryland in at least a generation, one that not only responds to the threat of a Newtown-style mass shooting but also to the daily violence that plagues Baltimore and other...
| Dec 19, 2012
America's children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society.
Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns, we're not protecting them from poverty. The rate of child poverty...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:00 PM
In-patient units at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville have become troubled environments where serious assaults on hospital staff are common, according to a scathing new report from a consultant for the Maryland health department.
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will likely introduce a gun control package in the coming legislative session and reiterated his opposition to assault weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre.
The Democratic governor said he has directed...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said this week that the county will host a forum in February to discuss mental health initiatives in the county.
The forum, he said, comes in response to the shootings last week in Newtown, Conn., in which...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:08 PM
Months before he allegedly killed a family friend in Harford County, eating his heart and parts of his brain, Alexander Kinyua was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and believed reptilian aliens were coming to destroy Earth, a judge said Wednesday....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Within a week of arriving on campus this semester, University of Maryland junior Grace Freund felt the familiar symptoms of a depression creeping up — ones she knew to address quickly, lest they slip from her control.
The 21-year-old psychology...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Bryan Johnson didn't know he had bipolar disorder until he ended up at the emergency room, where he assaulted a police officer.
His family had taken him to the University of Maryland Medical Center because he was acting strangely, staring into the...
| Dec 20, 2012
On Friday, in his moving and heartfelt statement in response to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama said, "As a country, we have been through this too many times. ... And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A Baltimore lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would require all Maryland hospitals to participate in an online psychiatric bed registry meant to expedite care for the mentally ill.
Del. Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg said the registry can help...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Regarding your editorial on President Obama's State of the Union plea for Congress to act on gun control, Marylander's deserve much more than a vote, they deserve true representation ("We deserve a vote," Feb. 17).
The editorial highlighted the...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I am grateful to Mark Komrad for his expert commentary related to persuading a troubled loved one or friend into professional mental health treatment and The Sun for publishing it ("Helping them to get help," Dec. 19). I would like to emphasize a point...