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Mental Illness (INACTIVE)

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  • Few of Baltimore police shooting victims this year were armed

    Few of Baltimore police shooting victims this year were armed
    Baltimore Police have shot 10 people this year — eight of them fatally — leading some to question whether police are properly equipped to handle calls involving the mentally ill. Only one of those shot was carrying a firearm, and several...
  • Judge rules teen charged in Columbia stabbing death competent to stand trial

    A Howard County judge ruled Friday the Columbia teen charged with stabbing and murdering another teen in a Columbia apartment complex last July is competent to stand trial, according to T. Wayne Kirwan, spokesman for the Howard County State's Attorney's...
  • Maryland panel begins look at gun access by mentally ill

    A state task force composed of police, mental health advocates and gun rights representatives began its look Tuesday at whether Maryland laws governing gun access by the mentally ill should be changed. Questions the 17-member panel will consider...
  • Md. man accused of cannibalism is indicted, moved to mental hospital

    Alexander Kinyua, the 21-year-old accused of killing a man and eating his organs, has been formally indicted on charges of first-degree murder and assault and has been sent to a Maryland state mental hospital. Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I....
  • Shootings underscore need to support mental health care

    Recently, there's been a rise in suicides and shootings at local schools and public places. The individuals at the center of these likely struggled with mental health issues. Due to the stigma our society has attached to mental illness, people are not...
  • Charges in Maryland 'joker' case on deck

    Charges in Maryland 'joker' case on deck
    Prosecutors face a ticking clock as they continue to build a case against the Crofton man who they believe threatened to commit a workplace shooting while calling himself "a joker." Authorities said Monday that they plan to file charges against Neil...
  • Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves

    Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves
    Tidy rows of more than 900 small gravestones, each with a number but no name, line a steep hillside at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, a state facility for the mentally ill. For decades the hospital buried patients who died indigent, without...
  • Dr. Drew makes light of his exercise bulimia

    Dr. Drew makes light of his exercise bulimia
    Celebrity psychologist Dr. Drew Pinsky recently admitted on CNN to exercising obsessively to stay slim, a condition not technically a mental disorder, but what some call exercise bulimia. He joked about his condition saying: “a little whiff of a...
  • Torture by another name

    Torture by another name
    Officially, the state of Maryland does not hold any of the 22,000 inmates in its prison system in what is called "solitary confinement," a cruel form of extreme punishment that isolates certain prisoners from any contact with other human beings, sometimes...
  • ArtsCentric troupe puts fresh spin on 'Next to Normal'

    ArtsCentric troupe puts fresh spin on 'Next to Normal'
    When a dozen Morgan State University students launched a theater troupe called ArtsCentric nearly a decade ago, their goal went beyond creating performance opportunities for themselves. They wanted to do work that could make a difference to people. The...
  • Sun wrong on involuntary commitment bill

    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...
  • Help is available for college students struggling with mental illness

    Help is available for college students struggling with mental illness
    As someone who has struggled with mental illness for over 20 years, I could closely relate to Kevin Rector's article about students having difficulty finding and getting mental health services at their colleges and universities ("Students struggle for...