| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In response to the recent commentary by Drs. John J. Boronow and Steven S. Sharfstein on mental patients who do not realize they are ill, I would also like to point out that this same scenario is evident in substance use disorders ("Close the mental...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The federal government on Friday announced it had drafted new rules aimed at keeping people who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment from buying guns. The Department of Health and Human Services said one proposed rule would "remove...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday unveiled two measures to bring more mental health records into the federal background check system for gun purchases, the first new proposals on firearms violence since a spate of gun control bills...
| Jan 5, 2014
My brother John called me last summer to tell me that he had finally figured out our family secret. I was his mother, he said.
I am not, of course.
My brother is 38 years old, but I will always think of him as he was in his early 20s, when he was...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Psychiatrists Steven S. Sharfstein and John J. Boronow recently noted that Maryland does not have an assisted outpatient treatment program for people with serious mental illness ("Close the mental health revolving door," Dec. 29).
| Dec 29, 2013
While the National Football League remains the most successful sports entity in America, its foundations are being shaken by a looming health crisis. For more than two decades, evidence has been mounting that concussions associated with playing football...
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?," Opinion, Jan. 5
Sarah Dusseault's story about her brother' struggle with mental illness and homelessness was heartbreakingly familiar.
My sister with schizophrenia has been repeatedly homeless,...
| Jan 9, 2014
Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed.
Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:26 AM
These groups meet regularly.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288.
Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m....
| Jan 15, 2014
Re "Ex-officers acquitted in beating," Jan. 14
Ironically, the Kelly Thomas verdict comes almost one year to the day after the senseless homicide of Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome who died at the hands of sheriff's deputies trying to...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:58 PM
A 17-year-old high school student remained in critical but stable condition Sunday as Colorado officials tried to understand why a fellow student shot her and tried to shoot his debate coach before committing suicide last week.
Two days after the...