| May 12, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Robert Schumann heard so much music in his head, he felt compelled to compose.
"I cannot help it," he wrote to his wife, Clara, "and should like to sing myself to death, like a nightingale."
When he died at the age of 46 in an asylum, the only sounds he...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:07 AM
With voices in her head distracting her, Kimberly Sikalis is struggling to think straight.
"Good morning, I'm the intake worker for the Psychiatric Emergency Services Clinic," a woman with cropped brown hair says to Sikalis.
The woman begins with a...
| Sep 22, 2011
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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 10:21 AM
These groups meet regularly.
Caregivers support group — Fourth Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Winter Growth Adult Day Care Center, 5466 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-964-9616.
Family support group — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. For family and...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 3:01 PM
As a new chief executive at Clifton T. Perkins investigates what led to two recent slayings at the state's maximum security mental hospital, he will confront a facility full of patients who have become increasingly hardened and troubled.
The system of...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Station North, 16 W. North Ave., and Load of Fun, 120 North Ave. — host the Black Friday Art & Craft Market, Nov. 25, 3-8 p.m., featuring original art and crafts by members of Charm City Craft Mafia, Baltimore Etsy Street Team and Station North...
| Dec 4, 2013
Desperation often occupied the Glenview home of Julie and Michael Tracy when their son John was growing up. Now that he's a 21-year-old living on his own, a different type of desperation has settled in.
When John was a toddler he was diagnosed with...
| Dec 1, 2013
Treatment of prison inmates has finally begun to capture the attention of California's lawmakers and public, in large part because two lawsuits over constitutionally inadequate medical and mental health care resulted in a federal court order to reduce the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:58 AM
BOYNTON BEACH — There were only so many ways to calm down Michael Camberdella, and his parents had tried them all that morning a year ago.
So as her son's meltdown grew increasingly violent and he went to fetch weapons, Linda Camberdella...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Midlothian police officials are asking for the public's help to find an 89-year-old man suffering from cancer and a mental disability who was last seen on Nov. 16.
Edwin Stahl was last seen leaving Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn when he was...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:35 AM
After its launch was delayed for a month by the Madison, Wis., city attorney, the Snuggle House was cleared and scheduled to open on Nov. 15 to provide in-bed, pajama-clad “intimate, non-sexual touch(ing)” for $60 an hour. “So many...