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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1998
Bobby Sabelhaus, who shattered Maryland high school passing records as a quarterback at McDonogh School, is withdrawing from college and ending his football career for medical reasons, he said yesterday.Physically, he is fine. Mentally, he is not, said Sabelhaus, a junior at San Jose State in California. The former high school All-American says he has a mental illness that is exacerbated by his playing football. He disclosed yesterday that doctors at Johns Hopkins University have for three years been treating him for bipolar disorder, a biochemical illness characterized by abnormally high and low mood swings.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
In the opening episode of Season 4 of “Homeland,” Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), CIA station chief in Kabul, is sitting in a rec center within the U.S. compound drinking a beer and watching baseball on TV, when a young Air Force pilot approaches. After an exchange that establishes Carrie as the person who called in the airstrike he flew on the home of a suspected terrorist, the lieutenant says, “Monsters.” “What did you say?” Mathison angrily demands of the young man she had previously been sizing up sexually.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Staff | March 21, 2000
Just how long can Joseph C. Palczynski keep going? The answer, according to some doctors, may be several more days. People can function for extended periods if sleep-deprived, experts say, though they are likely to become more irritable and suspicious. But for someone suffering from bipolar disorder, going days with virtually no sleep can have disastrous consequences. Since the standoff in Dundalk began Friday night, Baltimore County police believe Palczynski has kept going with only occasional naps.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Center Stage will offer a mix of new, nostalgic and musical for the 2014-2015 season. The new includes a double-header next spring of works by celebrated young American playwright Amy Herzog. "After the Revolution" and "4000 Miles" which set off glowing notices when they received Off-Broadway productions in 2010 and 2011, respectively, will be performed in repertory with shared casts. "I just think Baltimore deserves to know who the most exciting playwrights are now in this country," Kwei-Armah said, "and Amy's one of the bright stars in the firmament.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | May 17, 2009
Theodore David Jump, a retired Carroll County public school educator who used his struggle with bipolar disorder and alcoholism to counsel students and young adults, died of heart failure May 8 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 74. Mr. Jump was born and raised in Little Rock, Ark., and graduated in 1952 from Central High School. After earning a bachelor's degree in the classics from Yale University in 1956, Mr. Jump began his teaching career at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. While serving in the Army in the late 1950s, he began graduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta, and after being discharged in 1961, joined the faculty of the Severn School.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2011
Robert Schumann heard so much music in his head, he felt compelled to compose. "I cannot help it," he wrote to his wife, Clara, "and should like to sing myself to death, like a nightingale. " When he died at the age of 46 in an asylum, the only sounds he made were unintelligible to Clara and the doctors. It was a pathetic end to one of the greatest figures of 19th-century German Romanticism. This weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will examine Schumann's troubled mind in an "Off the Cuff" presentation led by music director Marin Alsop.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 25, 2010
Joan W. Denny, who had bipolar disorder for most of her life and was a longtime participant in Johns Hopkins University Mood Disorders Center-Symposium, died Jan. 11 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 79. Joan Weiskittel Denny was born in Baltimore and raised on Overhill Road in Roland Park. She was a 1948 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and studied theater at Finch College in New York City. After graduating from Finch in 1950, she worked in New York as a production assistant for several Broadway producers.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2003
She was a national heroine and a dogged reformer widely credited with inventing the modern profession of nursing. Yet Florence Nightingale left behind a medical mystery as lingering as her legacy. At the age of 37, Nightingale collapsed in her London home and for three decades rarely strayed from couch or bed, complaining of a wide and puzzling variety of symptoms ranging from pain in her spine to "recurrent spasms of the heart." Then, when she was 68, her affliction suddenly and mysteriously lifted.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1997
Candles light the room. Orange ones, green ones, tall ones, short ones. Greg Montgomery opens the doors to the terrace that overlooks the Inner Harbor and says, "Look at the ceiling."As a soft breeze plays with the candles' flames, a golden silhouette in the shape of a flickering Aztec sun dances on the ceiling. One more warm, artistic display by this gentle man who is better known as the Ravens' sometimes goofy, always unconventional punter.It's easy to see the unconventional. When national television networks come to talk to him, they play up the bleached white hair, the tattoos, the earrings and the pranks.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | March 10, 2003
Everything about Elizabeth Burkett suggested a young woman deep in the quagmire of depression. Months went by when she didn't want to do anything but sleep or stare at her computer screen, and she couldn't bear the thought of talking to anyone. Antidepressants made her worse. Last year, though, she mentioned to a doctor that she occasionally flew into fits of rage in which she'd chase her husband around the house, shouting that she hated him. "I'd literally go from ice cold water to boiling, no middle points," said the 26-year-old rock musician from Tennessee.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Baltimore County police identified a man who was shot by officers in Windsor Mill on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and attempted to run officers down with his car. Police charged 29-year-old Elisha Rayfield Pridgeon with attempted first-degree murder and related charges in the confrontation early Sunday. Officers who were called to the 3700 block of Old Milford Mill Road on a report of a man assaulting a woman used Tasers and batons to subdue Pridgeon, but said they didn't work.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
In May, less than two weeks before the release of his band's anticipated debut album, Roomrunner frontman Denny Bowen was in a Massachusetts hospital. Despite the growing excitement surrounding his Baltimore quartet's new full-length album, "Ideal Cities," the 28-year-old Bowen had much more serious concerns. "Basically, in a way, I had a weird mental break for a period of time," Bowen said last week, over the phone from Northampton, Mass., where his girlfriend lives. He paused before declining to go into specifics.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 9, 2013
I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can't be silent, either. Last week, you see, President Barack Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is necessary, he said, to remove the stigma of mental illness and make sure "people aren't suffering in silence," that they know they are not alone but are supported by the rest of us as they face this challenge. It would seem a plain vanilla thing to say. But in this endless era of smash-mouth politics, nothing is plain vanilla anymore.
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February 21, 2013
These groups meet regularly. Bereavement Support Group - Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Room 105, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton. 410-792-0470, Ext. 214. Caregivers support group - Fourth Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Winter Growth Adult Day Care Center, 5466 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-964-9616. Christian Science Society - Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Do you have problems you can't seem to solve on your own?
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By Jessica Anderson and Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
Bryan Johnson didn't know he had bipolar disorder until he ended up at the emergency room, where he assaulted a police officer. His family had taken him to the University of Maryland Medical Center because he was acting strangely, staring into the distance and constantly pacing as he struggled with the death of his brother and the loss of his job. He was sent to Central Booking as soon as he was released from the hospital, and wound up with a...
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December 22, 2012
I am grateful to Mark Komrad for his expert commentary related to persuading a troubled loved one or friend into professional mental health treatment and The Sun for publishing it ("Helping them to get help," Dec. 19). I would like to emphasize a point Dr. Komrad made twice: Mental illness should not be equated with crime. Mistakenly, some of the public identify mass killers, as in Newtown, Conn., with all people with any mental illness. Consequently, the social stigma of mental illness is an added burden people with these illnesses must bear.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 25, 2010
Joan W. Denny, who had bipolar disorder for most of her life and was a longtime participant in Johns Hopkins University Mood Disorders Center-Symposium, died Jan. 11 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 79. Joan Weiskittel Denny was born in Baltimore and raised on Overhill Road in Roland Park. She was a 1948 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and studied theater at Finch College in New York City. After graduating from Finch in 1950, she worked in New York as a production assistant for several Broadway producers.
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February 24, 2006
Did you know?--More than 2 million American adults (1 percent of the population age 18 and older) have bipolar disorder. - National Institute of Mental Health
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2012
When a dozen Morgan State University students launched a theater troupe called ArtsCentric nearly a decade ago, their goal went beyond creating performance opportunities for themselves. They wanted to do work that could make a difference to people. The two goals come together this weekend with a production of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical "Next to Normal," a groundbreaking show about a woman whose battle with bipolar disorder threatens to tear apart her family.
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May 24, 2012
These groups meet regularly. Abusive relationships - Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia. Free child care. 410-997-0304. Adult Children of Alcoholics - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia; Saturdays, 12:45 p.m., Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. 410-796-4680. Alcoholics Anonymous - Sundays, 7 p.m. Share experience, strength and hope with each other to solve this common problem and help others to recover.
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