mental health

December 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle Remains Incompetent to Stand Trial (VIDEO)

Catherine Hoggle, the 30-year-old mother charged with neglect, obstruction and hindering in the case of her two missing children, remains incompetent to stand trial. Hoggle appeared in a Rockville district courtroom on Dec. 12 where Judge Margaret Schweitzer set a new competency status hearing for April 3, 2017. It’s been over two years since siblings […]

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May 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County to Hold Mental Health Resource Fair

Montgomery County is scheduled to hold a Mental Health Resource Fair on May 16th at the Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus. According to a news release, information on services available to the community will be provided by staff from the Department of Health and Human Services. Resources that will be highlighted include, community-based prevention programs, crisis […]

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March 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle’s Attorney on her Competency (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, defense attorney David Felsen discusses the doctor who has evaluated Catherine Hoggle’s competency at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital. Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues for 18 months now.  She is the last known person to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared in Sept. of […]

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March 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Troy Turner on His Latest Conversation with Catherine Hoggle (VIDEO)

It’s been over a month now since Catherine Hoggle, the mother suspected in the 2014 disappearance of her young children, Sarah and Jacob, appeared in District Court at a hearing on her competency. For 18 months, Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins state hospital. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle Is Due Back in Court on April 25th (VIDEO)

Doctors say Catherine Hoggle is mentally incompetent to stand trial. But some of her family members disagree. Now prosecutors want to challenge the doctors at a state hospital where Hoggle has been undergoing treatment for over a year, and they want to hire their own doctor to evaluate her. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports a judge […]

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December 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Damascus High Youth Summit Explores Life Topics (VIDEO)

Students at Damascus High School engaged with more than 40 experts to discuss and learn about important life topics. The Youth Summit featured sessions on mental health, drug abuse, self-defense, eating disorders, healthy relationships and the new Samaritan Law. MCPS-TV has the details. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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November 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Due Back in Court on Nov. 23 (VIDEO)

Catherine Hoggle -the mother of two young children who have been missing from Montgomery County for over a year now– appeared in a Montgomery County courtroom on Sept. 18 where a judge ordered her to continue medical treatment at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has reaction from the courthouse. You can find more […]

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November 16, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Faith Community Council to Hold Forum in Rockville

The Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council is hosting a faith forum with the County Executive for Faith Leaders on Tuesday, Nov. 17th at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville at 2 p.m. According to the event invite, faith leaders will discuss a number of topics including, racial injustice, mental health, refugees and immigrants. Also, […]

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June 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

Montgomery Week in Review (VIDEO)

Tony Spearman-Leach hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include include Rexanah Wyse, Tammy Schmidt, Jessica Fuchs and Dr. Frederick Foote. Topics discussed this week include truancy prevention; connecting veterans with resources they have earned; helping homebound residents in our county and the green road project. You can watch the show in its […]

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April 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Nonprofit of the Week: Family Services, Inc. (PHOTOS)

The year was 1908. The need: reduce suffering in the community. More than 100 years later, Family Services, Inc. (FSI) is still working towards the same goal. This organization, located in Gaithersburg, has served over 22,000 individuals and families a year through a combined budget of $22 million through distinguished programs on mental health, substance abuse, early childhood, […]

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