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Sheppard Pratt Health System

Sheppard Pratt Health System
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services.
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services. « Show less

Top Sheppard Pratt Health System Articles

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  • Americans still scarred by Sept. 11 attacks

    Americans still scarred by Sept. 11 attacks
    When an earthquake hit the Baltimore area recently, a familiar anxiety crept over Kimberly Anthony — not unlike her feelings after the terrorist attacks a decade ago. Anthony, a Washington resident, still carries psychic scars from Sept. 11, 2001....
  • Local schools see benefits from good behavior program

    Local schools see benefits from good behavior program
    At Stevens Forest Elementary School in Columbia, fifth-graders delight when good behavior leads to rewards, from earning shiny trophies to playing Nintendo Wii with the principal at recess. In fact, they say they've had so much fun being respectful,...
  • Burning down the house

    Burning down the house
    Fire first broke out in a back bedroom, flames rolling over the ceiling and into a nearby bathroom. Several more fires were set in the house over the next few hours, the last one reducing it to rubble. This was not arson. It was training. With every...
  • Sheppard Pratt taps students' perspective on body image

    Sheppard Pratt taps students' perspective on body image
    "Like a Tree, My Body is…" With those words, a poster campaign for eating disorders at Sheppard Pratt began six years ago and continues today, providing a creative and informative way to reach out to youth. "It's unique because it is art-based,"...
  • Mental illness is not contagious

    I am personally dismayed at the Ruxton community response to a home that will house the mentally ill under the auspices of the recent purchase of said home by the Sheppard Pratt Health System. I can imagine that some Ruxton Community members may say...
  • Sheppard Pratt facility unfair to Ruxton — or any other neighborhood

    Regarding the proposed mental health rehab facility in Ruxton, I am against bringing a halfway house into any established residential neighborhood in Baltimore County. Placing mentally unstable, temporary residents in the Retreat at Ruxton isn't helping...
  • Elkridge: Holiday tour of historic Grace Episcopal Church a must-see event Dec. 27

    Don't miss the holiday tour of the historic Grace Episcopal Church Tuesday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m., at 5805 Main St. This event, sponsored by the Elkridge Heritage Society and Grace Episcopal Church, will offer refreshments at the Brumbaugh House immediately...
  • Burning questions: ATF sets Ellicott City home on fire to train investigators

    Burning questions: ATF sets Ellicott City home on fire to train investigators
    Through cameras installed in the walls, the investigators watched the blaze from its beginning, starting slowly on a pillow cushion before spreading quickly to the couch and the floor. The temperature in the room rose until the flashover point, when the...
  • Health

    As the population of Howard County has grown, so have the health care resources available to residents. Over the past decade, Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest health maintenance organization, opened a 17,500-square-foot center in Columbia...
  • Mary Lacy Fetting, counselor, dies

    Mary Lacy Fetting, counselor, dies
    Mary Lacy Fetting, a retired psychotherapist who counseled the homeless at the Franciscan Center as a volunteer, died of cancer Wednesday at her Guilford home. She was 82. Born Mary Lacy in Baltimore, she was the daughter of James J. Lacy, an iron...
  • Loyola offers online counseling to students coping with trauma

    Loyola offers online counseling to students coping with trauma
    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...
  • Loss of children inspires Ellicott City mothers to advocate for suicide prevention

    Loss of children inspires Ellicott City mothers to advocate for suicide prevention
    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...