Data from the state show that residents of rural Nevada take their lives at a rate 43 percent higher than in Clark County and 56 percent higher than in Washoe County.
Jessie Bekker covered health for the Las Vegas Review-Journal from June 2017 to April 2019. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, she graduated from the University of Minnesota.
Difficulties determining the intent of the deceased, a lack of trained medical examiners and possibly the stigma surrounding death at one’s own hand likely reduce the number of reported suicides.
The legislation provides for awareness training for families of at-risk individuals and increased suicide prevention efforts in public schools.
Research shows access to firearms increases suicide risk. But that doesn’t mean owning guns causes suicide. Instead, it means people having access to guns in their most vulnerable moments can prove fatal.
Betting leads some problem gamblers to other risk factors for suicide, like financial and relationship problems. At least 20 percent have considered ending their lives at some point, the National Council on Problem Gambling says.
Experts on suicide have compiled guidelines on what you should do if you or a friend or loved one are having thoughts of suicide and where to turn for help.
For years Nevada had the highest suicide rate in the nation before it began to fall in the rankings. The Silver State isn’t getting an upper hand on the problem; the rest of the U.S. has been catching up.
The Senate and Assembly health committees heard introductions for several bills Wednesday, including one that aims to improve the services and living conditions of supportive housing for the mentally ill.
The Southern Nevada Health District tested 187 students or employees at Durango High School after a person at the school was diagnosed with active tuberculosis in early March but got no positive results for the disease.
A bill introduced Monday in a legislative committee would create a statewide system for those in a housing crisis to access support services 24/7.
Three vending machines in Las Vegas are now providing the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan for free.
Maternal mortality — the rate of pregnancy-related deaths — is one of the few health-care categories where Nevada fares well. But good isn’t good enough, state legislators indicated Friday at a hearing.
A bill that would have required insurance companies to pay for out-of-network care for Nevadans living more than 25 miles from an in-network provider was gutted Wednesday after the sponsor described it as unworkable as written.
About one-fifth of Clark County residents face severe housing problems, including high costs and overcrowding, that adversely impact their health, according to an annual report published Tuesday.