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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

Top Sheppard Pratt Health System Articles

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  • Baltimore Co. seeks to identify school threats

    Baltimore Co. seeks to identify school threats
    As he rode the morning school bus and sat in first-period class Tuesday, the 13-year-old student at Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex gave no indication that he had a cellphone-size gun in his pocket — much less that he planned to pull it on his...
  • Shootings underscore need to support mental health care

    Recently, there's been a rise in suicides and shootings at local schools and public places. The individuals at the center of these likely struggled with mental health issues. Due to the stigma our society has attached to mental illness, people are not...
  • University of Maryland launches problem gambling center

    University of Maryland launches problem gambling center
    As the state is poised to add several new casinos and possibly table games such as poker, the University of Maryland School of Medicine said Thursday that it would create a center aimed at training thousands of health professionals to help gambling...
  • Suzanne W. Reynolds, psychotherapist

    Suzanne W. Reynolds, psychotherapist
    Suzanne W. Reynolds, a psychotherapist and management consultant, died Sept. 21 of pancreatic cancer at her son's Ruxton home. She was 70. The daughter of a career Army officer and a homemaker, Suzanne Weston Reynolds was born in Cumberland and raised in...
  • Police: Crofton man planned mass shooting, called himself 'joker'

    Police: Crofton man planned mass shooting, called himself 'joker'
    A Crofton man who owned a cache of weapons repeatedly threatened to "blow everybody up" at his former workplace and declared himself a "joker," police said, in what authorities believe is a reference to last week's mass killings during a midnight...
  • Charges in Maryland 'joker' case on deck

    Charges in Maryland 'joker' case on deck
    Prosecutors face a ticking clock as they continue to build a case against the Crofton man who they believe threatened to commit a workplace shooting while calling himself "a joker." Authorities said Monday that they plan to file charges against Neil...
  • Dr. Drew makes light of his exercise bulimia

    Dr. Drew makes light of his exercise bulimia
    Celebrity psychologist Dr. Drew Pinsky recently admitted on CNN to exercising obsessively to stay slim, a condition not technically a mental disorder, but what some call exercise bulimia. He joked about his condition saying: “a little whiff of a...
  • Dr. Rose C. Kurz

    Dr. Rose C. Kurz
    Dr. Rose C. Kurz, a retired psychiatric nurse and educator who had been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization, died Aug. 3 of complications after surgery at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The Forest Hill resident was 85. Rose...
  • Little Falls Meeting celebrates 275 years in Fallston

    This weekend, June 8 and 9, Little Falls Friends Meeting in Fallston will celebrate the 275th anniversary of its founding. Speakers, tours, exhibits and printed histories will be brought together to share with the community the remarkable Quaker...
  • Mental illness and guns: the issue is suicide

    Mental illness and guns: the issue is suicide
    Some years ago, I was called by one of my patients who had just suffered severe rejection in a love relationship. She told me that she was on her way to buy a gun but thought she might call me first. I suggested that she come see me before she purchased a...
  • Legislation would require participation in psychiatric bed registry

    Legislation would require participation in psychiatric bed registry
    A Baltimore lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would require all Maryland hospitals to participate in an online psychiatric bed registry meant to expedite care for the mentally ill. Del. Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg said the registry can help...