Suicide Prevention

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Welcome to Shasta County Suicide Prevention!

We are glad that you have chosen to visit.  Our website is designed to help you find what you need in a way that is informative and easy to navigate.  Feel free to explore, as you will always be able to find your way back to this page by clicking SUICIDE PREVENTION at the top left of each page.

Please remember: if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, it is okay to get help.  Read on for more information!

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The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for confidential support.

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

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counseling 

A mental health crisis is a medical emergency, and it's okay to ask for help!

 

Our brains function via complex and elegant processes involving neurons, hormonal cascades and chemical pathways.  Capable of conscious decision-making as well as unconscious physiological regulation, the brain allows for basic survival function, as well as the ability to experience abstract thought and all of our emotions.  But just like any other organ or structure in the body, the brain can experience dysfunction brought on by stress, trauma, illness or other factors.  Just like we would not blame a lack of character for a broken leg, neither should we attribute a mental illness to a personal shortcoming.   

If you are struggling, you are not alone.  More importantly, you don't have endure the struggle without help or treatment.

If you are experiencing persistent emotional pain and/or thoughts of suicide, please call your physician or primary care provider.  If you are in crisis and your medical provider is not available, do not hesitate to visit your local emergency room or dial 911.

 

 

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Mental Health Services

NEW CARE FACILITY SET TO OPEN

CARE Center will increase after-hours access to mental health
professionals, bridging service gaps to meet community needs

Providing Care

The Board of Supervisors has approved a county contract with Hill Country Health and Wellness Center for the CARE Center (Counseling and Recovery Engagement),  providing the green light for it to open as early as March.  The purpose of this Mental Health Services Act-funded project is to increase after-hours access to mental health professionals, particularly for people un-served or under-served by the community’s current mental health system. It aims to bridge service gaps to better meet the needs of our community, and reduce use of the local emergency rooms. It will provide some direct services and offer comprehensive referrals to other community-based organizations. Additional activities will include peer support, education groups, pre-crisis and emergent crisis access to mental health professionals, case management and more. The center will also implement Assisted Outpatient Treatment services, also known as Laura’s Law. In addition, the center is designed to help foster youth and their caregivers by providing supportive services and training. The facility is located at 1401 Gold St. and will be open 365 days a year, from 2 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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Shasta County Services

 Shasta County Mental Wellness Site

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

 

Shasta County Hospitals

SHASTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

1100 Butte St.

Redding, CA 96001

530-244-5400

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER REDDING

2175 Rosaline Ave

Redding, CA 96001

530-255-6000

 

MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

43563 Highway 299 East

Fall River Mills, CA 96028

530-336-5511

 

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