What can you do if you suspect someone you care about is considering suicide? 
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training not only helps you recognize the signs, but teaches you what to do next. 

Classes are held in the Library Community Room at 1100 Parkview Avenue in Redding.


Thursday, July 28, 5:30pm

Thursday, August 25, 5:30pm​

Thursday, September 22, 5:30pm

 If you have any questions, or to schedule a training for a group or business, please contact asturgeon@co.shasta.ca.us. You may also call 530-229-8426.

Rhonda and Blake

Little Steps of Hope

Rhonda Ramsey and Blake Bennett have chronicled their journey through loss, grief and hope to share their message about the importance of suicide prevention and ending the negative stigma surrounding mental health.  Experience their message by visiting www.littlestepsofhope.com.



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Let's talk.

Suicide has been the shameful secret for too long, and keeping secrets isn't solving the problem. In many years, there are more suicide deaths than motor vehicle fatalities. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death in young adults. More soldiers and law enforcement officers die by suicide than in the line of duty. These deaths are preventable if people learn how to help.

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you need help now:

If this is a suicide emergency, call 911. Do not put your own life at risk. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, there is help available. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, any time, 24/7. 

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Learn more:

Suicide prevention is everybody's business. You don't have to be a mental health professional - offering a friendly ear can save a life. Preventing suicide is within everyone's reach. Be alert for talk of hopelessness. Trust your instincts, and always take talk of suicide seriously - it's an invitation to talk. Learn more about suicide prevention here.

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Join us:

The Shasta Suicide Prevention Workgroup brings together those in our community who want to put an end to suicides and suicide attempts. You can help. Spread the word about suicide prevention by joining us - please visit the Suicide Prevention Workgroup website to learn more about the work we are doing and "like" our Facebook page to stay up to date on what's happening locally.

Good Grief Suicide Loss Support Group meets every first and third Monday of the month at the Starbucks Community Room, located at 2400 South Bonnyview Road in Redding (this is a private room). For more information, contact Rhonda Ramsey at 530-921-2018.



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