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Cyclist Rides Through Reno on Thousand Mile Ride to Raise Money for Addiction Treatment

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Submitted by don.butterfield_351 on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 20:41

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“I started the Run4Recovery to give hope to those suffering from addiction. I do this for the addict who can’t see any way out of addiction." *Robin McGeough
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Run4Recovery is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Puente House Foundation. The foundation offers scholarships to assist those in recovery to pay for sober living housing in their community. All funds raised in Reno will stay in Reno.

Robin McGeough is an endurance athlete who recently biked through Reno on a thousand-plus mile ride to raise awareness and funds for those in addiction recovery. Run4Recovery is a cycling trek over 18 days, crossing three states and 1,124 miles. McGeough started his journey Oct. 7 in Portland, OR, and will arrive in Covina, CA, on Oct. 24. He recently rode through Reno, making a stop at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

New Resource for Seniors Struggling with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder

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Submitted by don.butterfield_351 on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:59

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“Happiness and quality of life should never have to be sacrificed. This program is designed to help older adults to transition through life’s journey with dignity.” * Novia Anderson, Ph.D., LCSW, Director of Clinical Services at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
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In response to the epidemic of suicide in older adults, Transitions offers an inpatient program exclusively for older adults in Reno that treats both mental health and addiction.

Tragically, Nevada has the highest elderly suicide rate in the nation according to America’s Health Rankings. In Nevada, there were 50 deaths by suicide per 100,000 people in the 75-84 age bracket, compared to the U.S. rate of 18.1 per 100,000. Nevada sees significantly more deaths by suicide per 100,000 for all age groups 55 and over.

The Community’s Newest Karma Box Installed at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

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Submitted by don.butterfield_351 on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:05

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“The Project fulfills dual roles. One is for the benefit of the person who is struggling, who in turn learns the value of taking ownership of something in his or her community. The second purpose is to help reduce the cultural stigma of substance use, mental illness and homelessness by encouraging community members to participate in filling Karma Boxes with needed items.” * Karma Box Project Founder Grant Denton
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Karma Boxes are starting to pop up all over town, providing non-perishable food, first aid and toiletries to those in need. The Karma Box Project can best be summed up by its slogan, “If it is empty, fill it. If you need it, it is yours.”

Some say the best karma is giving to those who need it most. Karma Boxes are starting to pop up all over town, providing non-perishable food, first aid and toiletries to those in need. The Karma Box Project can best be summed up by its slogan, “If it is empty, fill it. If you need it, it is yours.”

Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Encourages Community Support For The National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Submitted by don.butterfield_351 on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 13:32

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“Northern Nevada is a rapidly growing community but woefully underserved when it comes to mental health and addiction services. We want to raise the standard of care to give people another option for their treatment that has been lacking for many years.” * Steve Shell
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Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital recently presented a check to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to support their mission to improve the quality of life for persons who are affected by mental illness. NAMI Nevada provides education, support, and advocacy. NAMI advocates for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education and employment for people with mental illness. “We appreciate the support of Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital,” said Robin Reedy, Executive Director of NAMI Nevada. “NAMI offers understanding to anyone concerned about mental illness and treatment. The families and members of NAMI Nevada are here to help!”

Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital recently presented a check to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to support their mission to improve the quality of life for persons who are affected by mental illness.

NAMI Nevada provides education, support, and advocacy. NAMI advocates for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education and employment for people with mental illness.

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