Teens and Young Adults


Need to talk to someone now?  

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

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Whether there is a teen in your life going through a difficult time, or you're a teen struggling with feelings of hopelessness, help is available.  You are not alone.  This page is dedicated to resources available for teens and young adults and includes links that can help you to:

  • Recognize the signs of someone who may be considering suicide
  • Reach out to and support someone in crisis
  • Get connected with services that can help you or your loved one get better 


Are you a teacher, academic administrator or other school staff?  Click here


teen girl in crowdCrisis and Help Lines

Help, Inc.: Shasta County's local crisis help line: 530-244-2222

National Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Teen Line: Teen-to-teen hotline: 1-800-852-8336

The Child Helpline (child abuse helpline): 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453

The Crisis Text Line: Text LISTEN to 741741

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386).

Youth Helpline – Your Life, Your Voice: 1-800-448-3000


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Have you been a victim of sexual assault?  Not sure?  Resources are available to help you.  

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN):

The nation's largest anti-sexual violence network. RAINN has created programs designed to prevent sexual violence and help victims.  For 24/7, confidential help and support, call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

What is considered sexual assault?

How do I know if I need to see a doctor?


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    Congratulations to 2017's        Directing Change Contest Winners and Finalists!

If you would like to create a 60 second video about Suicide Prevention or Mental Health Awareness, stay tuned for more information about the 2018 Directing Change Film Contest.  You may also contact asturgeon@co.shasta.ca.us.  

For more information, and to view films from previous winners, visit DirectingChange.org

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                "The Missing Pieces".

Congratulations Zach Osterday, Eddie De Avila and Owen Castagnoli for their work on Shasta County's first Directing Change entry, "The Missing Pieces" 

2017 State Region 5 Honorable Mention


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The Alex Project card for CTLCrisis Text Line    The Crisis Text Line

         Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for  confidential support.  

Text LISTEN to 741741 to speak to someone who can  help.    





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What is The Trevor Project?


The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.  

If you are struggling with emotional pain and/or thoughts of suicide, the Trevor Project is here for you!  

Visit thetrevorproject.org or call 1-866-488-7386 any time, day or night.

Anderson Teen Center

 The Anderson Teen Center is a program of the Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (Shasta CAPCC). Its staff is still fully committed to the 40 Developmental Assets, and provides many educational and fun activities for teens using that framework.

Activities include:

  • Swimming and water fun
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Martial Arts
  • Much more!