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The Good Grief! Suicide Loss Support Group meets the first and third Monday of each month.

When: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Hill Country CARE Center, 1401 Gold Street in Redding. 

Providing support and understanding for anyone who has lost someone to suicide.  Please feel free to contact the support group facilitators with any questions:

Rhonda Marglon and Linda Henrich: 530-691-4446 Ext. 214

 

     
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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that an estimated 1 in 10 adults aged 65 or older will experience some kind of mistreatment, and that 3.5% are taken advantage of financially. Because many older adults rely on others for their care, abuse is consistently under-reported. Sometimes, the perpetrator is a family member.
 
Our oldest adults are especially vulnerable to feelings of isolation, hopelessness and thoughts of suicide.  It's up to us to recognize the signs of abuse.  

 

Know Abuse Report Abuse 2017

 

Elder Abuse Awareness 2017

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Community Training:  QPR Suicide Prevention

This class is free and open to all community members.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, and helps participants to know what to do when they fear someone may be considering suicide.  Classes are scheduled throughout the year and are held at the Redding Library Community Room unless otherwise  specified. 

Visit our Training page for the current schedule.

Want to schedule a training for a specific group or location?  Contact Amy Sturgeon at asturgeon@co.shasta.ca.us or at 530-229-8426.

Tuesday, June 13th:

Community Education Committee Meeting

Redding Library Foundation Reading Room, 1:00 - 2:00pm.  

Tuesday, June 20th:

Shasta County Suicide Prevention Workgroup Meeting

CARE Center, 1401 Gold St., Redding,  2:30pm.  

Click here for more information on how to get involved with suicide prevention efforts in Shasta County!

 

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   Sunday, June 11th

   Running Brave - The Race to End Suicide

  Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, 8am

Help raise community awareness and end the stigma and discrimination surrounding suicide and mental illness by joining us in the first annual 1 mile fun run/walk, 5K & 10K events.  Proceeds support the local chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Participants receive a t-shirt and prizes are awarded to the top finishers for each race!

Register to race or just come to show your support!  Enjoy music, speakers on mental health and their personal journeys and local vendor and information booths.

 

Saturday, July 22nd:

Becoming Brave Training on Disclosure

Mae Helene Bacon Boggs Building, 2460 Breslauer Way, Redding, 10am - 4pm

Unsure whether to tell your boss about your mental health challenge?  Worried how friends or relatives may judge you if they knew about your diagnosis?  Interested in possibly becoming a Brave Faces speaker?   Becoming Brave is based on a national evidence-based curriculum - Honest, Open and Proud - Becoming Brave provides FREE, peer-based training on these three objectives: 

* Evaluating the costs/benefits of disclosing personal experience with mental health conditions.
* Developing strategies for safer disclosing. 
* Crafting one’s story into a meaningful message. 

RSVP to reserve a spot by contacting Marc at mdadigan@co.shasta.ca.us or 225-5970.
This training is for people with lived experience with mental health challenges. 
www.standagainststigma.com

 

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 Join your community for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Walk

September 9th, 2017

 

This year's walk will be held at Caldwell Park, located at 3 Quartz Hill Road in Redding.  Check back for more information.    

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November is National Suicide Loss Survivor Month

Losing someone to suicide is a unique kind of loss.  It's hard to talk about and, unless you have lost someone this way, it can be difficult to imagine the confusion and the pain that inevitably follow.

November 19th is Suicide Loss Survivor Day.

Each year, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) offers a documentary for survivors of suicide loss.  This year's film was "Family Journeys: Reclaiming Life After Loss".  View the trailer.

You can view previous year's documentaries by clicking here.

Check back for updates on AFSP's National Suicide Loss Survivor Day event for 2017.

Need to talk?  Call 800-273-8255 (TALK)

 

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: September 10- 16, 2017

World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day: September 10, 2017

Click here for the complete calendar of National Health Observances