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The State of Mental Health in America

2018-10-18T13:27:16-07:00March 7th, 2018|

By Jessie Schirrick Mental Health America recently released their State of Mental Health in America 2018, and Nevada ranked dead last behind 49 other states and the District of Colombia. The ranking was based on several factors including: Adults with Any Mental Illness (AMI) Youth with a past year Major Depressive Episode (MDE) Residents with

Holiday Stress Coping Methods

2018-10-18T13:26:43-07:00December 11th, 2017|

By Jessie Schirrick December is the busiest month of the year for a lot of people. There’s the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, spending time with loved ones, perhaps finishing up the semester or gearing up for a new year. All of these activities inspire a lot of excitement, but also a lot of

Community members march for International Overdose Awareness Day

2018-10-18T13:25:28-07:00September 5th, 2017|

By Jessie Schirrick On Thurs. Aug. 31, several local organizations organized a march from the BELIEVE sign in downtown Reno to Wingfield Park in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. The participants decorated foam hearts and flowers with the name and story of their loved ones. At the end of the march there was a

Tips for Students Starting a New Semester

2017-08-30T13:39:50-07:00August 30th, 2017|

By Jessie Schirrick The start of a new semester always triggers emotions of excitement and stress for high school and college students alike. Shopping for brand new notebooks and highlighters is always much more fun than actually using them. The start of a new semester is a good time to outline some goals- academic, health,

Dangerous New College Trend

2018-10-22T13:28:28-07:00July 11th, 2017|

By Jessie Schirrick Sometimes it feels like I’m the only student at my college who isn’t a supporter of recreational marijuana use. People always seem a little surprised when I decline an invitation to smoke, and even more so when I explain that I dislike marijuana. It’s beginning to feel like smoking marijuana is

Guy W. Farmer: Here come the drug legalizers — again

2018-10-18T14:40:50-07:00June 20th, 2016|

I’ll say this for the drug legalizers: They’re persistent. Once again, for the third time in the past 10 years, the usual suspects are back in Nevada with an initiative petition to legalize “recreational” marijuana in the Silver State. We defeated them twice before on 60-40 votes and I hope we hand them another well-deserved

Compassion for Our Community

2018-10-18T14:42:56-07:00May 7th, 2016|

Dear Community Member, The nonmedical use and abuse of prescription drugs is a serious public health problem in our country. Prescription drug abuse includes everything from taking a friend's prescription painkiller for a backache to snorting or injecting ground-up pills to get high. Drug addiction and overdose deaths are increasing nationwide, and no community is

Jim Hartman: Legal pot — bad for Nevada

2018-10-18T14:47:20-07:00April 5th, 2016|

Out-of-state pot industry promoters are pouring millions of dollars into Nevada to legalize recreational marijuana in this state. To qualify for the ballot, these promoters raised nearly $800,000, with 60 percent from outside Nevada — given by pot industry corporate donors from California, Colorado, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Massachusetts — and including $250,000 from

How Marijuana Legalization Would Affect Nevada Teens

2018-10-18T14:53:08-07:00March 14th, 2016|

While Nevada looks to the prospect of marijuana being legalized for recreational use, the state is also gazing into a future that puts its teenage population at risk for higher drug use and high school drop out rates. That’s if what’s happened in Colorado and Washington are any indication of what’s destined to occur in