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Camalot Todd

Camalot Todd

An award-winning, investigative and enterprise reporter, Camalot Todd has over seven years experience in print, digital, radio and TV journalism. She covered mental and behavioral health in New York for Spectrum News 1 Buffalo through the national service program, Report For America, where she won the Mental Health Advocates of WNY Advocacy Award in 2020 for her coverage on mental health stigma. She also served as an inaugural member of the Report For America Corps Advisory Board Member, 2021-2022. Previously, she reported on community issues in Las Vegas, including a long-term project on underage sex trafficking, for the Las Vegas Sun and its sister publication, Las Vegas Weekly. For the Sun, she wrote a pathbreaking investigative piece called, “Children on the Cusp: The transition from foster care to adulthood is leaving some behind.” The piece won the Nevada Press Association best investigative story of the year and named Camalot the Best Community Reporter of 2017. She also worked as a reporter for KUNV radio and is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Camalot was selected for National Press Foundation Opioid and Addiction Fellow 2021 and led the Syracuse Press Club's Journalism Lab as an educator from 2021-2022.

Guideline is 1 social worker for every 250 students. NV schools have 1 for every 8,730.

By: - August 12, 2022

As the first week of school comes to a close with a shortage of nearly 3,000 teachers in the state, Nevada faces another staffing shortage in its education system — mental health professionals.  The state would need 35 times as many school social workers, 3.7 times as many school psychologists and twice as many school […]

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Substance abuse conference focuses on state’s increased fentanyl overdose rates

By: - August 10, 2022

Community experts discussed the impact of fentanyl on Nevada’s opioid epidemic at the third annual Southern Nevada Substance Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit Wednesday. The conference hopes to break down silos between key providers and implement best practices for budding health concerns in the community.  “It’s so important that we both learn from other agencies […]

Racist practices in health care can cause medical trauma, PTSD

By: - July 13, 2022

Note: This story mentions suicide. As of July 16, 9-8-8 is the new, nationwide three-digit hotline phone number for Americans to call when they or someone they love are in crisis and need to be connected with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors.  Glahnnia Rates was a thriving 32-year-old public health professional last autumn. […]

Grant helps state launch rural mental health pilot program

By: - June 29, 2022

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services launched a new virtual mental and behavioral health pilot program Wednesday with 11 law enforcement agencies in the state through a $3.8 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.  There are 3.1 million people across Nevada spread over 110,567 square miles, which […]

Nevada building behavioral health infrastructure, starting with new 988 hotline

By: - June 13, 2022

Nevada, which continues to rank at the bottom of all states in access to care and high prevalence of mental illness, faces an uphill battle in creating a comprehensive crisis care system that will accompany the new 988 mental health line. The deadline is in six weeks. Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act […]