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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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  • Local schools see benefits from good behavior program

    Local schools see benefits from good behavior program
    At Stevens Forest Elementary School in Columbia, fifth-graders delight when good behavior leads to rewards, from earning shiny trophies to playing Nintendo Wii with the principal at recess. In fact, they say they've had so much fun being respectful,...
  • Getting help for the mentally ill

    Getting help for the mentally ill
    Though none of us yet knows much of Adam Lanza's backstory, it doesn't take a mental health professional to suspect that a man who killed his mother before killing so many children and adults was likely suffering from a severe mental disorder. Although...
  • 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...
  • Help is available for college students struggling with mental illness

    Help is available for college students struggling with mental illness
    As someone who has struggled with mental illness for over 20 years, I could closely relate to Kevin Rector's article about students having difficulty finding and getting mental health services at their colleges and universities ("Students struggle for...
  • Perry Hall High School still under heavy patrol after shooting

    Perry Hall High School still under heavy patrol after shooting
    Perry Hall High School will maintain a heightened police presence until its principal determines that the campus is ready to return to normal, in the aftermath of a cafeteria shooting in which one student critically injured another on the first day of...
  • Hannah More School to become a part of Sheppard Pratt

    Hannah More School to become a part of Sheppard Pratt
    Hannah More School, a private school for children with autism and other emotional and learning disabilities, is becoming a part of Sheppard Pratt Health System. Officials with Hannah More said merging with the state's largest provider of mental health...
  • Parents, teachers uneasy after second gun incident

    Parents, teachers uneasy after second gun incident
    Parents and teachers in Baltimore County expressed a lingering uneasiness about school violence Wednesday, despite school officials' promises of beefed-up security after the second gun-related incident in two weeks. The morning after an eighth-grader...
  • 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...