Youths who suffer from major depression are more likely than those who don't to begin using marijuana, hallucinogens and other drugs, according to the federal National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The youngest addicts start using before they even hit puberty setting themselves up for lifetime of coping issues.
A variety of mental health experts discuss the status of mental health in Howard County and how its transformed and addressed in society. Howard County Health department, HCPSS and students also discuss their experiences with mental illness.
Those in the field of mental health have long been concerned about access to treatment, as well as parity in insurance coverage for medical and mental health. But legislation in Congress and discussion on the presidential campaign trail, is bringing the subject fresh attention
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will join several other academic and industry scientists in developing a new, stem cell based method of assessing treatments for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
A group of North Baltimore residents criticized the state's plan to overhaul the city's maligned bus system Tuesday, saying the current routes are "much more customer-friendly" than the new ones, which they warned would create "transit deserts" in poor communities.
As Sharfstein prepares to step down July 1 as president and CEO, a post he's held for 25 years, the hospital is now known as Sheppard Pratt Health System, reflecting an evolution in how mental health is funded and administered nationally and locally.
James D. "Dan" Peacock, a retired Semmes, Bowen & Semmes trial attorney who had been chairman of the board of Sheppard Pratt, died April 2 of multiple organ failure at his home in Topsham, Maine. The former longtime Towson resident was 85.
Sheppard Pratt Health System said Monday that Harsh K. Trivedi will become president and chief executive, replacing Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, who previously announced he would retire after three decades with the system
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 30, 2016) - Crosby Marketing Communications, one of the country's leading integrated marketing firms, has added two new staff members, Kate Thomas and Sabrina Ostrowski. Kate Thomas joins Crosby as Senior Digital Designer. With more than a decade of experience, she will play a lead role in creating digital campaigns and applications for clients, including Sheppard Pratt Health System, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and USDA. Before joining Crosby, Thomas was a designer for the international development organization ACDI/VOCA. She has a BA in Commercial Design and Photography from Lycoming College and is a member of the User ...
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Mindfulness is a decades-old type of meditation that has become something of a craze among the stressed out, and as science begins to back up the benefits it's being adopted in clinical settings to treat a host of diseases and disorders
Police activity and a medical emergency reported in the vicinity of the Bel Air public parking garage Monday morning involved a man who jumped to his death from the multi-story structure, the Bel Air Police Department said.
Dr. Hazen G. Kniffin Jr., a retired psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who had taught for years at the Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, died Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 85.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a type of psychotherapy focused on correcting distorted thinking and skewed beliefs, was shown to be more effective in the long term than light therapy, another common treatment for SAD. Patients in the study who were treated with cognitive behavioral therapy had less recurrence and less severe symptoms over two winters than patients treated with light therapy, a practice that involves exposure to full-spectrum light to simulate the sun.
The Arc of Maryland held a movie night at Bengie's Drive-In for kids with developmental disabilities where they could be themselves and not worry about bothering others. Families are finding more and more programs aimed at kids with developmental disabilities.
Hunter Smith became the fifth and final candidate to join the field for the Nov. 3 election to fill three seats on the five-member Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners, turning in his filing papers Friday morning.
John H. "Howdy" Eager III, a retired Maryland National Bank official whose pastimes were restoring vintage automobiles, airplanes, an 18-th century home and collecting antique model trains, died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at "Homestead," his Glen Arm home. He was 86.
After years of abuse, Holly turned to SARC, the Sexual Assault/Spousal Abuse Resource Center based in Bel Air, to help her get out of her abusive relationship. She sought guidance and comfort from the staff there. And now that she's back on her feet, she's trying to give back by helping others in situations she knows about all too well.
Dr. Theodore A. Baramki, a retired reproductive endocrinologist who had been head of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, died Aug. 28 of respiratory failure at his Cockeysville home. He was 84.
After two suicide jumps from Bel Air's downtown parking garage within eight months, Town Administrator Jesse Bane said he is considering security measures in hopes of preventing such attempts in the future.
Thomas A. Lohm, a World War II veteran who later became chief administrative judge for Montgomery County District Court, died June 24 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at a home for seniors in Towson.
A federal grand jury has indicted a former Sheppard Pratt Health Systems executive for billing the company $2.5 million in false payments made to a company that she and her husband secretly controlled, federal investigators said Thursday.
Every seat in a conference room at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air was taken Thursday evening as at least 50 health care providers from Cecil and Harford counties took in reams of information on preventing suicide, a leading cause of death for young people in Harford County.
The constant images and reports of a city in strife have been unsettling. And as Baltimore continues to experience the aftermath of both the death of Freddie Gray and the demonstrations and riots that followed, the need for healing is abundantly clear to mental health experts.