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 [...]

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|

5k Walk for Suicide Prevention

Partnership Carson City is teaming up with the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention for Carson City’s fourth 5k Walk for Suicide Prevention. The walk will be 10 a.m. Sept. 15, beginning at the Bob McFadden Plaza, 223 W. Third St. Every 12 minutes someone dies by suicide. Suicide [...]

2018-11-08T12:31:52-07:00September 10th, 2018|Community, News, Suicide Awareness, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Program gives staff, students tools to recognize suicide warnings

By Teri Vance   Partnership Carson City is providing Signs of Suicide training to interested secondary schools in the Carson City School District. “It’s a very short, quick intervention program that gives students and teachers a three-step tool to be able to recognize signs of a potential mental health crisis or suicide,” explained Hannah McDonald, [...]

2017-06-16T15:06:06-07:00March 7th, 2017|News, Suicide Awareness|

Carson High School spreads suicide awareness

By Teri Vance   National statistics show that someone dies by suicide every 12 minutes in the United States. Those numbers were personalized at Carson High School on Wednesday. “We want to help students realize there is help, and there is a better life out there,” said Scarlett Baeza, 17. “This is a real thing.” [...]

2017-04-18T11:06:38-07:00March 2nd, 2017|Community, News, Suicide Awareness|