Suicide Prevention Virtual Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope

Suicide Prevention Virtual Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope Facebook Live Saturday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. Partnership Carson City, inspiring a healthy community through education and prevention, is teaming up with the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) and the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) to remember those lost through suicide for the [...]

Light Your Own Candle Virtual Memorial

Partnership Carson City is honoring those who have lost their life to an overdose with a Facebook live event Thursday, August 27 at 6 p.m. The event coincides with International Overdose Awareness Day. “This is a very real problem for many and especially difficult for those that have lost a loved one,” said Hannah McDonald, [...]

Mock teen bedroom helps parents spot warning signs

Partnership Carson City youth high school program participant Nancy Mejorado, 17, is creating a mock teenage bedroom for parents and community leaders to better know how to spot drugs among youth belongings. The mock bedroom, which is Mejorado’s Carson High School senior project, opens to the public 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 22-23 at Partnership’s main office, [...]

Finding Stacia: A story of addiction and survival

Part I: Losing Anthony   This is the first in a series about Stacia Nepper, the new deputy director for Partnership Carson City. She hopes her story of overcoming addiction will inspire others to seek help. Reach her or find additional resources at pcccarson.org.   By Teri Vance   “Anthony’s gone.” The words floated through [...]

Suicide awareness walk takes steps Saturday

By Aly Lawson The 13th annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope” suicide prevention awareness walk will occur Sept. 14 in the Bob McFadden Plaza, with registration starting at 9 a.m. Walk participants are asked to donate $20 per individual. All donations are used to help fund National Coalition for Suicide Prevention programs statewide. [...]

2019-10-23T16:38:42-07:00September 10th, 2019|Community, Events, News, Suicide Awareness|

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|

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|

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 [...]

2018-11-08T12:31:52-08:00September 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|
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