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Mental Illness (INACTIVE)

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  • 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...
  • Mental illness and guns: the issue is suicide

    Mental illness and guns: the issue is suicide
    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...
  • Seriously mentally ill people can't wait another year for lawmakers to change the standard for involuntary commitments

    Regarding your recent editorial on making it easier for families to commit a mentally ill relative to a mental institution against their will, Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and some state delegates apparently are missing the urgent...
  • Town hall meeting to focus on substance abuse, mental illness in children, teens

    Amid growing concerns about the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness in children and adolescents, the Harford County Office on Mental Health will hold an educational town hall meeting for Harford County families and service providers. A...
  • A test for Md. gun bill

    A test for Md. gun bill
    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...
  • Second Amendment is suffering death by a thousand cuts

    Second Amendment is suffering death by a thousand cuts
    "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...
  • Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital

    Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital
    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. The chaos...
  • Guns and mental illness

    Bowing to pressure from some fellow Democrats in the legislature, Gov. Martin O'Malley has signaled a willingness to compromise on at least one element in the package of new gun restrictions he proposed in the aftermath of last year's school shooting in...
  • Baltimore officer cleared of charges in shooting of man from inside police vehicle

    A Baltimore police officer who last year shot a knife-wielding man through the windshield of his car while seated inside the vehicle has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the city state’s attorney’s office. The April 10, 2012 shooting...
  • The tricky question of involuntary commitment

    Deciding to get a person with a serious mental illness into treatment is one of the most important steps families can take to protect a loved one's health and well-being. Unfortunately, it also can be one of the most difficult. Many mentally ill people...
  • Campus nightmare

     Campus nightmare
    There is still much we do not know about Dayvon Green, the University of Maryland, College Park student who police say fatally shot one of his roommates, Stephen Alex Rane, and seriously wounded another outside their off-campus apartment before taking his...
  • 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...