| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:03 PM
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....
| Jul 3, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Nearly half of adults who attended last week's symposium on drug prevention, intervention and treatment had participated in bullying, been bullied or seen someone be bullied some time in the past year.
That was in response to a question posed by Michael...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Parents and teachers in Baltimore County expressed a lingering uneasiness about school violence Wednesday, despite school officials' promises of beefed-up security after the second gun-related incident in two weeks.
The morning after an eighth-grader...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 12:04 PM
As he rode the morning school bus and sat in first-period class Tuesday, the 13-year-old student at Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex gave no indication that he had a cellphone-size gun in his pocket — much less that he planned to pull it on his...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:51 PM
As the state is poised to add several new casinos and possibly table games such as poker, the University of Maryland School of Medicine said Thursday that it would create a center aimed at training thousands of health professionals to help gambling...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Suzanne W. Reynolds, a psychotherapist and management consultant, died Sept. 21 of pancreatic cancer at her son's Ruxton home. She was 70.
The daughter of a career Army officer and a homemaker, Suzanne Weston Reynolds was born in Cumberland and raised in...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:18 PM
The polite refusals became all too familiar to counselors at Loyola University Maryland when they offered help to students who had lost a parent, endured an assault or lived through some other kind of trauma.
"Thanks so much for reaching out," the...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Before asking the question, Congressman John Sarbanes made sure to say "if you don't mind sharing."
Donna Curley and Sara Tagget didn't mind. It was why they were in Washington that day. It was why they were sitting in Sarbanes' office. It was why they...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Despite local opposition, Sheppard Pratt's application for a high-end group home in a residential Towson neighborhood has received state approval.
Karen Black, director of public relations for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Sorry Ruxton, no pity here for your becoming the most recent recipient of a group home for those with mental health issues ("State OKs Sheppard Pratt's plan for Ruxton group home," Feb. 16). It's time you joined the rest of us who have such homes in our...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 2:57 PM
State Sen. Jim Brochin said this week that he will push for dialogue with Sheppard Pratt Health Systems to try and ease community concerns in the wake of the state's approval this month for a group home in the Ruxton neighborhood.
Brochin, a Democrat who...