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Sheppard Pratt Health System

Sheppard Pratt Health System
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services.
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services. « Show less

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  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    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....
  • Patricia D. Johnson, teacher

    Patricia D. Johnson, teacher
    Patricia Dixon Johnson, a retired teacher and educational volunteer, died of heart failure Monday at Roland Park Place. She was 90 and had lived in Phoenix in Baltimore County. Born Patricia Mary Coles in Seattle, she was the daughter of Norman E. Coles,...
  • WMAR barricade suspect had been hospitalized for mental illness, mother says

    WMAR barricade suspect had been hospitalized for mental illness, mother says
    Vladimir Mehul Baptiste imagined conversations with his family, according to his mother, banged on the walls of his home screaming, "What's wrong with me?" and sat in a rainstorm because he said it felt good. The man now accused of ramming a stolen...
  • Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, Baltimore child psychiatrist, dies at 65

    Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, Baltimore child psychiatrist, dies at 65
    Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, a psychiatrist whose work with underserved children in her hometown of Baltimore became the core of a regional practice, died May 12 of breast cancer. The Mount Washington resident was 65. Raised in the Harlem Park neighborhood...
  • Better funding, treatment needed for Md.'s mentally ill [Letter]

    Better funding, treatment needed for Md.'s mentally ill [Letter]
    What is it going to take for society to realize that treating mental Illness is a serious issue that needs funding and major revamping in this state ("WMAR barricade suspect had been hospitalized for mental illness, mother says," May 14)? I had the very...
  • Alzheimer's support group meets second Thursday of the month

    These groups meet regularly. Asperger's Syndrome — Second Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Support and education. Howard County Autism Society Resource Center, 10280 Old Columbia Road, Suite 215, Columbia. Elaine McAuliffe, 410-730-0068 or elainemcauliffe@...
  • Columbia Election Candidate: Harry Schwarz

    This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee...
  • William E. 'Bill' Edrington, maintenance worker

    William E. 'Bill' Edrington, maintenance worker
    William E. "Bill" Edrington, a retired hospital maintenance worker and plasterer, died Tuesday of complications from dementia at Country Companions, a Taneytown assisted-living facility. He was 83. The son of a Baltimore Transit Co. worker and a...
  • Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment

    Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment
    Maryland lawmakers are moving to make it easier to medicate mental hospital patients against their will, while examining the idea of court-ordered therapy for mentally ill people who aren't hospitalized. The legislation is based partly on...
  • Liquor businesses learn how to spot underage drinkers

    Liquor businesses learn how to spot underage drinkers
    Bar, restaurant and liquor store owners from the York Road corridor gathered before their establishments opened for business Wednesday morning to learn how to better combat a late-night scourge in the area — fake IDs and underage drinking. "The...
  • Dr. Robert W. Gibson, head of Sheppard Pratt

    Dr. Robert W. Gibson, head of Sheppard Pratt
    Dr. Robert W. Gibson, a seminal figure for more than three decades at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital where he oversaw the desegregation of its facilities, ended its bankruptcy and extended it into the community, died March 8 of heart failure at his...