Researchers close in on new depression mechanism

One key characteristic of clinical depression is anhedonia, the complete lack of pleasure in things and activities that used to be rewarding. A new study in rats has now uncovered an important biological factor that contributes to this state. The World Health Organization (WHO) state that across the world, more than 300 million people of all ages [...]

Teens learn to spot signs of abuse

By Teri Vance Editor’s Note: This is one is a series of articles, Partners for Success, highlighting the agencies that make up Partnership Carson City, an alliance of resources dedicated to creating a healthy community. After watching a video in her freshman health class at Carson High School, Emily Tierney, 14, learned that some of [...]

2019-04-19T16:03:49-07:00March 31st, 2019|Community, News, Teen Health|

Alcohol compliance checks over holiday weekend

Over Nevada Day weekend the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Partnership Carson City, will be conducting alcohol compliance checks. Minors used as decoys will be sent into local businesses in Carson City who have liquor licenses. The minors will attempt to purchase alcohol, using their real identification, said CCSO Deputy Jarrod Adams. The [...]

2018-11-01T17:31:17-07:00October 25th, 2018|Adult Health, Alcohol, Community, News|

Mom of suicide victim reaches out to help others

By Teri Vance Alejandra Lopez thought she knew the signs of a person who may be suicidal. She assumed they would be despondent, talking about ending their lives and, as a final indication, would be giving away all of their precious possessions. Her son, Nick Cueto, 22, didn’t do any of those things. Nick [...]

2018-11-08T12:32:04-07:00September 21st, 2018|News, Suicide Awareness, Teen Health|

Police lieutenant gives tools for avoiding online danger

By Teri Vance   Navigating the dangers lurking online can seem overwhelming, even impossible with the latest developments in technology. That’s why Lt. Raymond Spencer, commander of vice and sex trafficking sections with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, created “The Dark Side of Social Media” presentation in 2011. “Many years ago, we noticed a [...]

Mental Health Reform is a Law

The work of thousands of NAMI advocates has paid off. Congress heard NAMI’s voice through hundreds of thousands of phone calls, emails and tweets, and they answered. Now, more Americans will have access to the mental health care they need. Click here to read more

2016-12-26T15:05:19-07:00December 26th, 2016|Mental Health, News, Uncategorized|

Safe and Sober New Year’s Eve for teens

In an effort to keep kids safe during New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office are offering middle and high school students a deal. If students invite school resource officers to their New Year’s Eve parties, the officers will, in turn, have pizza delivered to the party. Click here to view flyer

2017-01-05T20:21:13-07:00December 8th, 2016|Alcohol, Community, Teen Health|

Youth program grows under new coordinator

By Teri Vance Since taking over Partnership Carson City’s youth group One Up in September, Brooklyn Maw has seen it grow from seven members to 55. “When I was in high school, I didn’t even know this club existed,” said the 2013 Carson High School graduate. “I would have loved to have had a safe [...]

2016-12-26T15:27:07-07:00December 6th, 2016|Community, Teen Health|

Mental health services survey

            NAMI Coverage4Care Survey – Participant Invitation Can you or a loved one get the mental health or substance use care you need? Do you have insurance that covers the costs of your care?  Take the Coverage4Care survey[surveymonkey.com] and tell us about your experiences. The survey takes about 20 minutes. Your answers will help us [...]

2016-12-11T21:29:20-07:00November 29th, 2016|Events, Mental Health, News|