Campers learn crafts, life skills

By Teri Vance During a break at the Nevada Statewide Youth Summer Camp, Tyler Murray of Silver Springs tossed a football around a small circle of campers. While he said he enjoyed the activities, he mostly appreciated the sense of connection he's felt and the lessons learned about being vulnerable. "It's been a good getting [...]

2019-07-17T09:38:20-07:00July 9th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Working long hours can increase your risk of stroke by 45%

A study released Monday in the Journal of American Heart Association found that working 10 hours or more a day, just 50 days per year, can increase stroke risk by nearly a third (29%). That’s as easy as working 8 a.m. to 6 p.m about once a week. And working 10 hours or more a day, [...]

2019-07-03T11:32:37-07:00June 30th, 2019|Front Page News, 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 [...]

Documentary sheds light on opioid addiction

By Teri Vance   Partnership Carson City is inviting the community to the premiere of “Voices of Opioid Addiction — A Retrospective” on Wednesday afternoon. “Opioids have become a scourge to Nevada families,” said Hannah McDonald, director of Partnership Carson City. “We’re hoping this film sheds light on the horrors of this drug and give [...]

2019-07-09T16:22:27-07:00April 19th, 2019|News|

Partnership Carson City calling for grant requests

Partnership Carson City is releasing a Request For Applications, and nonprofit or tribal entities are encouraged to apply for funds for primary prevention programs relating to substance-abuse prevention and education. The funds are provided through the Division of Public and Behavioral Health's Substance Abuse and Treatment Agency State General Fund and Federal Block Grant. “Please [...]

2019-07-03T11:34:38-07:00April 19th, 2019|Community, News|

Residents trained in administering drug to reverse overdose

By Teri Vance Drake Dembke has lost two friends to opioid overdose. One was dropped off by his friends in front of the emergency room, the other was left by the side of the road. “As a recovering heroin addict myself, I’ve seen what it does,” he said. “It sucks.” Working with the Life Change [...]

2019-07-10T16:05:29-07:00April 18th, 2019|News|

Drug roundup April 27

Help protect each other and our water supply by properly disposing of your unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes. As part of the federal Drug Roundup initiative, Partnership Carson City will set up drug roundup stations 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in front of both Save Mart [...]

2019-05-06T20:18:54-07:00April 12th, 2019|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

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|

Submit Letter of Intent to Apply for Carson City grant funding

Carson City is now accepting Letters of Intent to Apply for their Community Services Grant Program. If you are a non-profit organization or government agency – you may qualify! Proposals must meet one of the following critical needs of the community: Mental health/substance or domestic abuse services Youth services Disabled services Health/dental services Senior services [...]

2019-03-08T15:54:14-07:00February 1st, 2019|Community, Events, News|