| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems and Baltimore Mental Health Systems will merge this fall as the field moves to integrating substance abuse and mental health treatment.
The new organization will be named Behavioral Health System Baltimore, employ 70...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military got a boost this week from unexpected quarters — the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas said they support legislation offered...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:23 AM
The state is expanding a program that better connects youth to mental health services.
The program, which aims to get youth mental health treatment through their primary care doctor's office, started in Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore in January...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:17 PM
A judge threw out a criminal charge Tuesday against a Crofton man accused last summer of likening himself to a "joker" and threatening to blow up co-workers.
The case raised alarm in the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado but ended quietly after...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can't be silent, either.
Last week, you see, President Barack Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is necessary,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Now that the way has been cleared for the U.S. Senate to vote on a bipartisan bill to toughen federal gun controls, Americans should remember that the effectiveness of government regulations has limits. Ultimately, new laws will give Americans a false...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
They’re big. They’re fast. They’re strong. And you can see something else in today’s NFL players: they’re scared.
Scared about what football might be doing to their brains. Scared about a possible lifetime of migraine...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:24 AM
A nonbinding referendum on whether residents want an elected county school board and elimination of the county's Orphans Court are among Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's legislative priorities for this General Assembly session.
| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday broad details of a plan that would give Maryland among the nation's strictest gun laws.
No one could buy a handgun without first passing a training course and providing fingerprints to a police database. That...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:10 AM
State and federal politicians have been scrambling for the last few weeks to react to the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., with governors, congressmen and the president exploring new laws that might have prevented that tragic massacre. But today, Gov....
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The annual Health Care for the Homeless Chocolate Affair is Feb. 9. There are still tickets remaining for the popular winter event, but they're going fast.
The event returns to the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott, where it relocated in 2012 after many...