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Tag Archives: mental health

Mental health and gun violence

As a lawyer with a physical disability who also has experienced depression, I’m disappointed at the tenor of how our society discusses a disease of millions of Americans – mental illness. Each tragic occurrence of a mass shooting results in ...

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Patients facing forced medication have right to counsel, Md. high court says

Involuntarily committed mental health patients have the right to counsel when administratively appealing a clinical review panel’s decision that they be forcibly medicated despite not presenting an imminent safety danger to themselves or others, Maryland’s top court has ruled. This ...

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Baltimore County agrees to pay $6.5M in fatal police shooting

Baltimore County has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of a man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on an interstate highway two years ago. The agreement settles the family’s federal lawsuit alleging that ...

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Pandemic stressing Americans’ mental health, data suggests

WASHINGTON — A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and health organizations are still trying to determine the extent of its impact on Americans’ mental health, but early data suggests it is significant. Self-reported symptoms of anxiety ...

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EEOC sues audiovisual company, alleges disability bias

A Baltimore-based provider of audio-video services violated federal law last year by firing a sales administrator after denying her request to work remotely one day per week to accommodate her anxiety and depression, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged ...

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