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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,...
  • Loyola offers online counseling to students coping with trauma

    Loyola offers online counseling to students coping with trauma
    The polite refusals became all too familiar to counselors at Loyola University Maryland when they offered help to students who had lost a parent, endured an assault or lived through some other kind of trauma. "Thanks so much for reaching out," the...
  • Mary Lacy Fetting, counselor, dies

    Mary Lacy Fetting, counselor, dies
    Mary Lacy Fetting, a retired psychotherapist who counseled the homeless at the Franciscan Center as a volunteer, died of cancer Wednesday at her Guilford home. She was 82. Born Mary Lacy in Baltimore, she was the daughter of James J. Lacy, an iron...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for rain with a high temperature near 52 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight with a low temperature around 36 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute. FROM LAST...
  • Ruxton: Put out the welcome mat for Sheppard Pratt

    Sorry Ruxton, no pity here for your becoming the most recent recipient of a group home for those with mental health issues ("State OKs Sheppard Pratt's plan for Ruxton group home," Feb. 16). It's time you joined the rest of us who have such homes in our...
  • Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist

    Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist
    Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Cockeysville resident was...
  • Towson attorney demands state rescind group home license

    A Towson attorney has filed suit to prevent Sheppard Pratt Health System from opening a residential group home in his Ruxton neighborhood, and is demanding that the state rescind a license recently issued for the facility. Thomas C. Costello claims the...
  • Facebook users may develop poor body image

    Facebook may be focusing users too much on their body weight and image, according to a new survey from the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt. The mental health institution took a look at the social media outlet and found 75 percent of...
  • Americans still scarred by Sept. 11 attacks

    Americans still scarred by Sept. 11 attacks
    When an earthquake hit the Baltimore area recently, a familiar anxiety crept over Kimberly Anthony — not unlike her feelings after the terrorist attacks a decade ago. Anthony, a Washington resident, still carries psychic scars from Sept. 11, 2001....
  • Mental illness is not contagious

    I am personally dismayed at the Ruxton community response to a home that will house the mentally ill under the auspices of the recent purchase of said home by the Sheppard Pratt Health System. I can imagine that some Ruxton Community members may say...
  • Sheppard Pratt facility unfair to Ruxton — or any other neighborhood

    Regarding the proposed mental health rehab facility in Ruxton, I am against bringing a halfway house into any established residential neighborhood in Baltimore County. Placing mentally unstable, temporary residents in the Retreat at Ruxton isn't helping...