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Mental Illness (INACTIVE)

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Top Mental Illness (INACTIVE) Articles

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  • Jail sentence for mentally ill man helps no one

    On behalf of the U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, I want to express my sympathies to the officers who were injured in the accident caused by William Leapley's actions back in January ("Man gets 12 years in prison," Oct. 9). Their lives have...
  • Story illuminated problem that's been kept in the dark

    On behalf of hundreds of Howard County residents whose lives have been turned upside down because of mental illness, thank you for giving so much attention to some of the challenges they and their caregivers face. Affordable housing with and without...
  • Events Calendar

    Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline...
  • Mentally ill people shouldn't have to commit a crime in order to get treatment

    It was gratifying that The Sun endorsed Dr. David S. Helsel, the new CEO at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, as "the right man to lead the institution on the long road to emotional recovery" ("Healing Perkins," Nov. 27). Yet I was stunned to...
  • Gay marriage opponents need to get the facts about homosexuality

    Gay marriage opponents need to get the facts about homosexuality
    A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...
  • Trouble at Perkins

    Trouble at Perkins
    It may be some time before we know the exact circumstances surrounding the killing last week of a patient at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup. What we do know is that this was the second such tragedy to occur there in little over a year, and...
  • Safety concerns raised after back-to-back patient killings at Perkins

    After two patients were killed in the span of a week by fellow patients at the state's maximum-security mental hospital, mental health advocates say safety must be improved — but one warned against a clampdown. "It sounds counterintuitive, but...
  • Treatment problems, fear found in state's high-security mental hospital, workers say

    Treatment problems, fear found in state's high-security mental hospital, workers say
    Workers at Maryland's maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Jessup, where two patients were slain recently, are calling on the state to address what they describe as problems in treatment and a pervasive climate of fear. In the letter to state...
  • Letter: Demand for mental health housing far exceeds resources available

    Regarding the story, "A Place to Call Home," by Kevin Rector, in the Oct. 26 edition of the Towson Times, I'd like to thank the Times and Mr. Rector for shining a light on the critical issue of housing and treatment options for the ever-growing number...
  • Parents push through wall of silence on suicide

    Parents push through wall of silence on suicide
    Nearly a decade ago, not long after losing a daughter to suicide, a Baltimore County couple made a decision. They would turn their personal tragedy into a means of helping themselves, and others, by addressing mental illness in the open, without shame....
  • Those suffering from mental illness can be helped -- if appropriate care is made available

    At a time when the government is debating which programs to cut to save money, the recent article about a Cockeysville couple coping with loss ("Parents push through the silence on suicide," Aug. 7) is particularly appropriate in explaining to the...
  • Problems at Perkins will continue until Maryland broadens access to treatment for the severely mentally ill

    Clifton Perkins Hospital Center, where two patients recently were killed by other patients, is one of several broken mental health facilities in Maryland ("Man indicated on murder charge in Jessup mental hospital death," Nov. 11). People typically wind up...