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Mental Health (INACTIVE)

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Top Mental Health (INACTIVE) Articles

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  • Blue Line earns deadly reputation for suicides

    Blue Line earns deadly reputation for suicides
    Patricia Mayes was navigating a Red Line train into the Hollywood/Highland station when a young man climbed down from the subway platform and lay across the tracks. In the split second before impact, they made eye contact. Then Mayes did as she had been...
  • Walter "Skip" Campbell Jr., former senator, Florida

    Walter "Skip" Campbell Jr., former senator, Florida
    Last week: George Zimmerman seems to get in a lot of trouble with guns. I bet he thinks he is being picked on by the authorities. The problem we as a society have is questioning whether he is a sociopathic criminal or misunderstood young man. I think...
  • What happened at Crownsville was a disgrace, but dredging up the past won't solve today's problems

     What happened at Crownsville was a disgrace, but dredging up the past won't solve today's problems
    I have been a life-long student of history, but there's something about the sudden recognition that injustices occurred at the now-defunct mental health hospital in Crownsville that is disturbing ("State pledges to examine patient treatment history at...
  • Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue

    Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue
    WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people. Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive. The...
  • Letters: Why gun laws matter

    Letters: Why gun laws matter
    Re "Police warned Navy about shooter," Sept. 19 As journalists dissect the mental health of the individual responsible for the Washington Navy Yard shooting, I want to challenge us to stop focusing exclusively on blaming individuals. Trying to assign...
  • Make Time For Family

    Make Time For Family
    Family time, or time spent with those we love, is incredibly important.  We are relational people by nature so we crave time with one another.  Making time for relationships to make them positive and successful is even good for our physical and mental...
  • Letters: Mental health and the D.C. shooting

    Re "Navy Yard shooter heard 'voices,'" Sept. 18 I hate headlines like this one because they reinforce the stereotype of people with mental illnesses as dangerous to others. In fact, a mentally ill person can be treated and have a normal life. Mass...
  • State pledges to examine patient treatment history at Crownsville Hospital

    State pledges to examine patient treatment history at Crownsville Hospital
    It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...
  • Navy Yard shooting reopens debate on base security

    Navy Yard shooting reopens debate on base security
    The deadly shooting at one of the region's largest military facilities Monday reopened the debate about whether officials have done enough to secure the nation's massive portfolio of domestic bases. At least 13 people were killed and several more were...
  • Car Tax Is Wrong Battle For Regional Reformers

    Grand plans sometimes stumble on secondary issues. We hope this doesn't happen to the MORE Commission. The MORE Commission (for Municipal Opportunities & Regional Entities) is attempting to make the state and its towns run more efficiently and less...
  • 'More than twice the number of mentally ill are in Virginia jails than in hospitals' -- VB conference looks at the issue

    'More than twice the number of mentally ill are in Virginia jails than in hospitals' -- VB conference looks at the issue
    Virginia author Pete Earley, father of an adult son with mental illness, gave an impassioned keynote speech on the second day of  "Cross Systems Collaboration between Legal & Mental Health Partners," a conference sponsored by the Virginia Department of...