MCCH Council names eight priorities for year

By QCS Staff The Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council has outlined eight priorities for 2008 to improve the quality of life and health in Quay County. They are: l Substance abuse l Suicide l Family Violence l Childhood Obesity l Health Care Access l Teen Pregnancy l Childcare l Immunizations Based on […]

Kanas man suicide victim

By Quay County Sun By Quay County Sun A 34-year-old Wichita, Kan., man, an apparent suicide victim, was found dead in his car by a motorist early Thursday morning on West Route 66 in Tucumcari, police said. Officers found a 9mm handgun in the man’s car. They also found that the bullet that killed the […]

Community forum focuses on teen troubles

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Teens are notoriously troubled — a fact easily backed by statistics from the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council. A 2003 survey of county high school students reported 32 percent were so sad and hopeless every day for a two-week period it affected their usual behavior. Nineteen percent said […]

New Mexico awarded grant for suicide prevention

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With New Mexico’s suicide rate nearly double that of the United States as a whole, counselors and legislators have been seeking ways to help. Nationwide, about 10 people out of every 100,000 kill themselves each year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics; in New Mexico, the tally is 18 […]