Throughout the past year, the coronavirus has changed and disrupted the daily lives of children. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the rise of fire danger in the Reno and Lake Tahoe region, and the return of in-person schooling, many children may find themselves struggling with feelings of stress, anxiety, and fear. There are resources throughout… [Read More]
Like many teachers, Adam Gent is looking forward to seeing his students in person this school year. Gent teaches physical education at Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas. He also runs the school’s Hope Squad, a peer-to-peer program that trains students to keep an eye on at-risk classmates, catch suicide warning signs and seek… [Read More]
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted millions of families in the United States, whether due to job loss, disruption to schooling, or even worse, the loss of a loved one. But one of the most abruptly and severely affected groups have been Hispanic families. Health experts are raising concerns about the long-lasting consequences the year may have… [Read More]
Nevada spends about one-third of its general fund on public health programs like Medicaid and mental health services. But, in order to address a massive budget shortfall created by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers must cut around $233 million from public health services. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck looks into how this will impact Medicaid… [Read More]
Riley Slane is involved on campus, even though it hasn’t always been easy for her. She grapples with anxiety and depression, but her mental health struggles started in middle school, where she was frequently bullied.
Brianna Murry, 18, graduates from Galena High School this week. She was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder last year after a suicide attempt that resulted in hospitalization. Exercising is one of the ways she copes with her mental health. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez caught up with Brianna during one of her gym sessions.
Nevada has recently seen more suicides in youth under the age of 18. Last year, there were 27 of these deaths, compared to 15 the year before. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez examined this growing problem and recent prevention efforts.