Reno Behavioral Hospital Opens; New Addiction Institute Launches

Like the rest of Nevada, the Reno area suffers from mental illness and addiction at rates that are far higher than the national average.

Hoping to make a dent in those grim statistics are Reno’s first new behavioral hospital in more than 35 years and, separately, a new addiction treatment institute.

The Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital opened this spring, and the 124-bed facility is ramping up its services in stages.

“We are so fortunate to have it,” said Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, who called the new hospital “a godsend” to address a growing mental health challenge in Northern Nevada.

“It’s something that we are seeing at a local level — drug addiction, mental illness — at alarming, alarming rates,” she said.

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