| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:00 AM
I am a strong advocate of gun control laws, but there is something more than a lack of gun control that is triggering this violence. I see a pattern among most of the mass shootings — all the killers seem to be young and restless!
It is high...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:08 PM
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....
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Some years ago, I was called by one of my patients who had just suffered severe rejection in a love relationship. She told me that she was on her way to buy a gun but thought she might call me first. I suggested that she come see me before she purchased a...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control bill faces a crucial test this week, when it is expected to receive committee votes in the House of Delegates. Although the legislation passed the Senate with strong support — and despite polling showing the vast...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Our Second Amendment is experiencing the "death by a thousand cuts."
Perhaps no single gun law will...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Last week's tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., has the country asking itself: What has happened to our society? Is it lax gun control laws? Underfunding for treatment of the seriously mentally ill? The breakdown of the nuclear family? Violent video games?...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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.
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Horrific as the crime was, the fact that a Baltimore judge last week accepted Alexander Kinyua's plea of "guilty but not criminally responsible" in connection with the brutal beating of a classmate last May doesn't come completely as a surprise....
| 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,...