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In the News: Stand Against Stigma Advocate Featured in Suicide Prevention TV Story

Published January 11, 2019
  • HHSA in the News
  • Suicide Prevention

Stand Against Stigma Advocate Cherish Padro and HHSA staff were featured in this story produced by KRCR News reporter Sade Browne about suicide rates in Shasta County. 

Cherish discusses the stigma and misconceptions surrounding suicidal thinking, and HHSA Community Relations Supervisor Marc Dadigan discusses resources and factors that contribute to the problem.

Learn more or get involved by visiting the Suicide Prevention Workgroup's website or Facebook page.  

Click this link to watch the interview with Cherish.

 The interview with Marc Dadigan:

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