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Bethesda woman helps to end silence about mental illness

Mimi Kress, the chief operatong officer at Bethesda-based Sandy Spring Builders, goes into MCPS high schools health classes for the organization's "Ending the Silence" program, which encourages students to get help or tell their friends to seek help if they think they're suffering from mental illness.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 03:25pm EDT

Tags: Bethesda, bipolar disorder,

Mental health advocates wary of Md. gun control proposals

The largest advocacy group in the U.S. for people with mental illness has some serious concerns about the direction of proposed gun control bills in Maryland.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 03:29am EST

Tags: gun control, newtown, mental health, darci marchese, Maryland General Assembly

Mental health group unhappy about Bolling remark

A group that advocates on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities is calling Virginia's Republican lieutenant governor out for an offhand comment suggesting that President Barack Obama's supporters belong in a mental hospital.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 07:39am EDT

Tags: Bill Bolling

Mental health advocates plead for funding

Advocates for people suffering with mental illness will plead with lawmakers in Annapolis Tuesday to avoid drastically cutting the budget for mental health.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 05:22am EST

Tags: nami, darci marchese, mental health, Maryland General Assembly, Kathryn Slye-Griffin

Mental health groups fear Md. will slash funding

It's budget-slashing time and among the most fearful of budget cuts in Maryland are groups that look after the mentally ill.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:11am EST

Tags: mental health, Bob McDonnell, Katherine Slye-Griffin, nami