| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The former commander of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., told a military court on Tuesday that accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning was held in highly restrictive "prevention-of-injury" custody even though psychiatrists recommended the conditions...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday proposed restricting mental health patients' access to firearms as part of a broad gun-control package and called for expanding early voting to ease long lines on Election Day.
The governor, in releasing his full...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A military judge on Thursday accepted the terms under which an Army private would plead guilty to seven charges for sending classified documents to WikiLeaks.
Col. Denise Lind ruled during the third day of a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade for Pfc....
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The former Clifton T. Perkins hospital patient accused of murdering his roommate at the state psychiatric hospital in Jessup was declared not competent to stand trial in Howard County Circuit Court earlier this week, according to state's attorney...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Sitting around a broad table in a nondescript office in Reisterstown last week, more than a dozen mental health advocates, medical professionals and law enforcement officials stared tensely at one another.
Nearly a month after the state-created task...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:30 AM
I am an occupational therapy student at Towson University, and I wanted to express my opinion concerning Kevin Rector's article, "Hospitals join to find beds for mental patients" (Feb. 19). Throughout the article, I saw reference to health professionals...
| 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.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Dr. Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist who was an LSD expert and participated in its experimentation on volunteer servicemen at several military installations in the 1950s, died Sunday of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland St....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A Baltimore lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would require all Maryland hospitals to participate in an online psychiatric bed registry meant to expedite care for the mentally ill.
Del. Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg said the registry can help...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Margaret Hawkins Abbott, a retired Johns Hopkins Medical School genetics researcher who investigated families with inherited conditions for nearly five decades, died of dementia complications Feb. 1 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 89 and lived in...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:43 AM
In December, a young man in Newtown, Conn., killed 20 small children and seven adults, including his mother, and then committed suicide. This tragic massacre has prompted legislators to reexamine firearms laws and quickly propose legislation that might...