HHSA Newsroom

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:

Follow us on social media:

FB-f-Logo_blue_TINY  Twitter_Social_Icon_Rounded_Square_Color_TINY  IG icon official color tiny YouTube logo official color TINY

Contact Community Relations:

Amy Koslosky, Supervising Community Education Specialist, (530) 225-5970

Jill Haskett, Media Liaison for CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal,  Work Readiness, Adult Protective Services, and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) programs, (530) 229-8413 

Christopher Diamond, Media Liaison for Stand Against Stigma, In-Home Support Services, Adult Services and Mental Health, and alcohol and drug programs., (530) 229-8484 

Anna Vietti, Community Education Specialist, (530) 245-6863

Kimberly Ross, Community Education Specialist, (530) 229-8478

Jeri Butler, Senior Public Health Assistant, (530) 225-3689

Front Desk, (530) 245-6862

Please contact the front desk for assistance in reaching a Community Relations team member. 


Media Briefing Process