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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.  This is an open meeting and all community members are welcome to attend.

Where: 

The Hill Country CARE Center, 1401 Gold Street, Redding

When: 

Every third Tuesday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm unless otherwise specified.  

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.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

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Crisis Line Volunteers Needed!

Helpline is Shasta County's local suicide prevention hotline and emotional support "warmline".  Helpline is always in need of volunteers.  You can help save lives by contributing as little as 4 hours per week. 

 If you are able and willing, please contact the Helpline at 530-244-2211 or at helpshasta@yahoo.com and let them know you would like to volunteer.   Training is provided.

Visit the Helpline at www.helpshasta.org!


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's

Survivor Outreach Program

AFSP provides peer support for those suffering from a recent loss to suicide.  If you have been through  the pain and confusion of losing a loved one to suicide and would like to share your experience to help others, you may be able to help offer resources and support to those newly grieving.  

Click here to apply.