Mental Health

Facebook whistleblower testifies before members of the Senate

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen fielded questions and shared insight into Facebook’s daily routines at the media giant.

New facility in Baltimore aims to help urban communities grieve family loss

Baltimore, MD- Roberta’s House is a new 22,000 square foot facility in Baltimore that helps families in urban communities through the grieving process. The new facility has amenities such as a punching bag room, arts and crafts, a theater for…

Maryland Athletics launches Momentum

With a rise in professional athletes using their platforms to speak out for personal causes, many colleges are adapting. The University of Maryland has partnered with Opendorse to create a program for building their student-athletes’ brands.

Md. youths needing psychiatric care find long waits, drives

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The first time Jeannine LeMieux’s daughter was hospitalized for a psychotic episode, she was only 8 years old. LeMieux took her daughter to a hospital emergency room near her home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where it was…

One local artist is ditching the canvas for bathroom stalls

When you think about school bathrooms, you may think of how dark they are or even how smelly they are. However, one local artist is on a mission to change that. CNS TV’s Lauren Moses visited Langley Elementary School, where the artist is using her talents to leave her mark on the school and students long after the job is done.

Md. launches mobile wellness vehicle to combat addictions

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — To fight back against substance use disorders and the opioid epidemic, Maryland officials unveiled a new mobile wellness vehicle where individuals can seek education, treatment and recovery Tuesday morning. Fifty percent of individuals in need of treatment…

Maryland’s ‘red flag’ law prompts more than 300 court orders

In the three months since its implementation, Maryland’s “red flag” gun safety law has prompted more than 300 protective orders across the state, law enforcement officials told state lawmakers Tuesday.

Family of woman left outside of Baltimore hospital speaks out

The family of a mentally ill woman who was recently turned away by a Baltimore hospital’s emergency room that sent her into a sub-freezing night wearing only a hospital gown and socks says the treatment was inhumane. The 22-year-old woman is now being treated at another hospital. Video of the woman on the street went viral and it was that video that alerted her family to the problem. An attorney for the family says they’re looking to strengthen state laws to provide more protection to vulnerable patients during a hospital’s discharge process.

Veteran rides motorcycle from Minnesota to celebrate Veterans’ Day in D.C.

On Veterans’ Day, the country stops to honor the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect and serve America. One Minnesota veteran travels hundreds of miles twice a year to pay his personal respect to his fellow soldiers.

Maryland joins suit against recovery-drug maker as opioid overdoses rise

Health department reports more than 900 opioid-related deaths in Maryland for the first half of this year — a large jump.