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Mental Health in Carson City: Ron Swirczek urges those with family members dealing with mental health issues to educate themselves on signs of suicide

June 5, 2017 — When Ron Swirczek left to go to the grocery store last July 17, he didn't know that it would change his life forever. He was gone for only about 25 minutes, but when he came home, he found his wife in the backyard with a

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Mental Health in Carson City: School district focuses on early intervention

June 5, 2017 — Suicide and mental health are topics often avoided, especially when it comes to children. But the lack of acknowledgment can have dangerous consequences. A gap in mental health care is the lack of conversation about youth mental health and suicide, regional experts say. Often, mental

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Mental Health in Carson City: What resources are available?

May 30, 2017 — It wasn't until Carson City Deputy Nick Pinochi went through the Crisis Intervention Training that he began to understand, for the first time in his 15 years in law enforcement, what individuals with mental illness deal with on a daily basis. During one of the

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Mental Health in Carson City: Working together to address the core of the problem

May 29, 2017 — September 6, 2011. The day that brought a city to its knees, the day that left six people dead and another six wounded, was the day Carson City changed how it viewed the world. That day, 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion, suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, walked into

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