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As a Nevada company based in Henderson, BHS is proud to recognize this unique state, its residents and the holiday that celebrates it.  BHS is committed to providing behavioral health services – psychiatry, psychotherapy – to adolescents and adults of Nevada.  BHS has mental health providers with a wide variety of experience and skills; and with our robust telehealth platform, we can provide mental health services to Nevadans throughout our wonderfully diverse state – including remote, frontier areas!

Nevada was admitted into the United States as the 36th state on October 31, 1864.  Nevada Day, originally known as “Admission Day” was first recognized in the 1870’s by the Pacific Coast Pioneer Society.  The Nevada State Legislation established October 31 as an official state holiday in 1933 and all state, county and local government offices and schools close for the holiday.  Up until the year 2000, Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County and Storey County all recognized Halloween on October 30th so as not to conflict with the Nevada Day state holiday on the 31st.  Then, in 2000, the state legislature decided to move the official holiday observation to the last Friday of the month to create a three-day weekend.  This three-day celebration weekend includes a parade on Saturday, competitions, a festival and various activities in Carson City.  Other cities and communities throughout Nevada also recognize Nevada day with activities and celebrations unique to their communities. 

Whether you are a native of Nevada, a transplant to the state, a proud UNR Wolfpack or UNLV Rebel student or alumni, or a fan of the Las Vegas Raiders or Golden Knights, join BHS in celebrating the 157th Nevada Day and share some fun facts!

  • Nevada is the 7th largest state by area: 110572 square miles
  • Nevada is the 9th least densely populated state
  • Nevada is the 19th least populated state
  • Nevada has four Native American Tribes: Wa She Shu – Washoe; Numu – Northern Paiute; Nuwu – Southern Paiute; Newe – Western Shoshone with 32 American Indian Reservations and Colonies
  • 67% of Nevada (48 million acres) belongs to the American people and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • Nevada is the driest state in the United States with an average of only 8 inches of rain per year
  • Nevada State Bird is the Mountain Bluebird
  • Nevada State Insect is the Damselfly
  • Nevada State Mammal is the Desert Bighorn Sheep
  • Nevada State Fish is the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

BHS supports the mental health needs of all of Nevada – in person or via telehealth!   

Call us for help:  702-608-1976