Free yoga series loosens up Mondays

Anyone is welcome to join Partnership Carson City for its free Wellness Yoga series, beginning Monday, Nov 4 at 5:15 p.m. for one hour at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. Williams St. “All ages, genders — absolutely anyone is encouraged to come and take a physical and mental break with us,” said Hannah [...]

2019-11-13T17:27:05-08:00November 2nd, 2019|Community, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Drug round-up collects hundreds of items

Connie Biba, of Genoa, drops off unused medications to Ron Swirczek, a board member of Partnership Carson City, during the fall drug round-up at Save Mart in Carson City on Oct. 19. Officials collected 273 pounds of medicine and 114 pounds of needles during the round-up event at three locations. In addition to the biannual [...]

2019-10-28T14:44:27-07:00October 28th, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Talking to kids about being drug-free

Our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Diana Alonso talked with third graders at Empire Elementary School on Tuesday. Students were encouraged to sign a pledge to be drug-free as part of the Red Ribbon Campaign. The campaign organization shares that children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use [...]

2019-10-28T14:42:20-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

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 [...]

2019-08-27T15:48:47-07:00May 24th, 2019|Mental Health, News, Suicide Awareness|

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 [...]

2018-11-08T12:32:04-08:00September 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

2016-12-26T15:05:19-08:00December 26th, 2016|Mental Health, News, Uncategorized|