| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Both defendants charged with murder in the death of a prominent Howard County businessman and blogger might argue that they are not criminally responsible for the stabbing because of their mental capabilities at the time of the crime, their lawyers said....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:01 AM
One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping.
Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
| 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,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A Howard County man confined to a state psychiatric hospital since he killed his mother and a teenage girl in the family's home a dozen years ago may have a chance for a conditional release after the state's top court ruled the decision to keep him at...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:13 AM
When Jonathon Scott Fuqua was 13 years old, he and his older brother put on their swimming trunks and went surfing during a Florida hurricane.
The wind bent the palm trees rimming the Gulf of Mexico nearly double, like boomerangs. The teens were...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The voices are constant. They fight each other for space in your brain, and while you try to process what they're saying — "You're worthless, we hate you" — you can't believe what you're seeing: the TV weatherman talking directly to you....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:12 AM
I have to admit, I'm a little nervous as the rep from Janssen Pharmaceuticals steers me toward the Mindstorm "psychosis simulation" machine.
She says I should experience both available videos to get a better sense of what a severe schizophrenic...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The Sun's April 5 editorial ("The tricky question of involuntary commitment") misses two critical points about the bill to clarify mental health civil commitment standards in Maryland, and it misstates another.
The bill's key component — making...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:15 PM
The recent article "St. Mary's College: a cautionary tale for America's bloated higher education system," about the under-enrollment for next year's freshman class and why it is happening, struck me as badly written and simply untrue.
I finished up my...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Days before the official May 22 publication date of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5), a number of psychiatrists who were closely associated with the project scrambled to do some preemptory damage control, mostly by...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Regarding your article about the teen girl accused of plotting her father's murder with her boyfriend ("Troubled child on a dark path," May 19), I found the article filled with misleading information and misinformation.
First, the article tells us she...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Ashley Haynes is working long hours out of a tiny cubicle these days, earning about half what she was a few months ago. And she couldn't be happier.
As events and education outreach coordinator for National Alliance on Mental Health Illness in Maryland,...