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THE SHASTA COUNTY
SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKGROUP

Our mission is to decrease suicide attempts and deaths in Shasta County through collaboration, advocacy, education, training and evaluation.

 

The Shasta County Suicide Prevention Workgroup is a collaboration of community members focused on this mission.  The Workgroup meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Redding Library at 1100 Parkview Avenue from 2:30pm to 4:30pm unless otherwise specified.  This is an open meeting and all community members are welcome to attend.

2017 Meeting Schedule:

January 17
Shasta County Public Health, 2660 Breslauer Way, Redding
February 21
Redding Library Community Room
March 21
Redding Library Community Room
April 18
Redding Library Community Room
May 16
Redding Library Community Room
June 20
Redding Library Community Room
July 18
Redding Library Foundation Reading Room

 

If you have any questions about the Shasta County Suicide Prevention Workgroup, you may contact Amy Sturgeon at asturgeon@co.shasta.ca.us or at 530-229-8426.

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WHAT IS STIGMA?

About one in four people will struggle with a mental illness every year, and about 40 people in Shasta County die by suicide every year. Because of shame and discrimination associated with mental health problems, many people don't seek the help they need.

The Brave Faces Portrait Gallery and True Colors Art Gallery use true stories of hope and recovery to fight stigma by improving our understanding of mental illness and suicide.  Click here to find out how you can become involved and join the stand against stigma.