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Mental Health (INACTIVE)

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  • On gun control, it's the House's turn

    On gun control, it's the House's turn
    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...
  • Shortchanging the children

    Shortchanging the children
    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...
  • Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital

    Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital
    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. The chaos...
  • O'Malley likely to introduce gun legislation

    O'Malley likely to introduce gun legislation
    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...
  • Leopold plans mental health forum in wake of Connecticut shootings

    Leopold plans mental health forum in wake of Connecticut shootings
    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...
  • Kinyua guilty but not criminally responsible in Morgan beating

    Kinyua guilty but not criminally responsible in Morgan beating
    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....
  • Colleges struggling with growing demand for mental health services

    Colleges struggling with growing demand for mental health services
    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...
  • Dearth of mental health treatment options leads to emergencies

    Dearth of mental health treatment options leads to emergencies
    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...
  • On Newtown, mourn first, then act

    On Newtown, mourn first, then act
    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...
  • Legislation would require participation in psychiatric bed registry

    Legislation would require participation in psychiatric bed registry
    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...
  • Protecting the victims of gun violence requires mental health background checks for firearms sales and keeping violent offenders behind bars

    Protecting the victims of gun violence requires mental health background checks for firearms sales and keeping violent offenders behind bars
    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...
  • Don't equate crime with mental illness

    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...