Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States.
By By Scott Dance and Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun
Harford County's new office building in Bel Air was formally dedicated this week in 1964. The ceremony, which featured a historical address by C. Milton Wright, had an estimated 500 people in attendance.
Two elderly relatives who both battled health problems were found dead in an East Baltimore home Saturday in what Baltimore City police believe was a murder-suicide, according to a release from the department.
Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen was transformed into a wrestling arena Sunday night for the latest stop on TNA's Impact World Tour. In case you missed it, three dedicated and talented Baltimore Sun summer interns were there to provide a running, retroactive commentary.
By By Aaron Dodson and Cody Goodwin and Trevor Hass
Debating whether any person is unworthy of protections that contribute to their basic safety and security is shameful enough, but mischaracterizing your target as perverse and criminal in order to deny them fundamental rights is truly the lowest common denominator. One thing we all should be able to agree on is that it is wrong to subject people to harassment, assault, and violence, no matter what, and that protection from such injustices is a basic human right.
Our country has not even begun to wrap its head around the complexity of the problem of veteran suicide. We hear that "22 veterans" a day die from suicide, but the full nature of that staggering figure has been little explored.
Months after being thrust into a national spotlight as the face of Howard County's response to a double murder-suicide at the Mall in Columbia, Police Chief William J. McMahon said Thursday that he is retiring in June after 28 years with the department.
Del. Heather R. Mizeur promised to push for a physician-assisted suicide law in Maryland if elected governor. Mizeur, a Democrat from Montgomery County, outlined her call for legalization of doctor-assisted suicide along with ideas that involve passing laws to help seniors as they retire, age, get sick and approach death.
As communities, professionals, and policymakers confront new social challenges in our increasingly wired, open lives, their responses need to be just as novel. Beyond government regulation, self-policing, and traditional education, interactive technology must be a tool in the kit bag for changing behavior.
In Iraq, Lauren Augustine operated unmanned aircraft on surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the Army's storied 1st Infantry Division. In Washington last week, Augustine and her fellow veterans stormed Capitol Hill for comrades they say are being left behind.
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health will host a webinar about suicide prevention in Harford County on Friday, March 21, presented in partnership with the Harford County Department of Community Services and Harford County Health Department.
The teenager who led a deadly January assault at the Mall in Columbia did not target his victims, but planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Howard County police revealed on Wednesday.