Mental Health Month

More than 1 in 4 people struggle with mental health challenges. They are our friends, family and neighbors, and the support of our community is a vital component of their treatment, coping and recovery. But too often, stigma and discrimination discourages people from seeking the help they need.

This May, HHSA is sponsoring several community events that will entertain, educate and inspire us to stand behind our friends and loved ones who live with mental illness. It's time to Stand Against Stigma!

Redding Events


Tuesday, April 30th

 Mental Health Rocks! Rock Painting Night


5:30-7:30 p.m.

Hill Country CARE Center  |  1401 Gold St., Redding

We are painting rocks with inspirational messages to celebrate Mental Health Month. These colorful creations will be placed around Shasta County and featured on Stand Against Stigma’s Facebook and Instagram. Paint, rocks and pizza provided! Ages 16+.

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Saturday, May 4th
Becoming Brave Training on Disclosure


10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Boggs Building  |   2420 Breslauer Way, Redding

Take control of your mental health story with our free, peer-led Becoming Brave training. Based on a national curriculum, this one day training will cover 3 primary goals:

1. Evaluating the costs/benefits of disclosing personal experience with mental health conditions.

2. Developing strategies for safer disclosing.

3. Crafting one's story into a meaningful message.

 Email to register.

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Friday, May 10th

Minds Matter Mental Health Fair and Hope Is Alive! Open Mic


Resource Fair 5-9 p.m.,

Open Mic 6-9 p.m. |  Performer check-in at 5:30 p.m.,

Bridge Lighting around 7:45 p.m.

We all have mental health. Come learn how to care of yours at the 12th Annual “Minds Matter” Mental Health and Wellness Fair. This year's FREE event features a resource fair, bridge lighting and Hope Is Alive! Open Mic. Join us as we raise awareness about mental health struggles, fight the stigma that keeps many from getting the help they need and celebrate the healing power of art.

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Burney Events


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Monday, May 13th

FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Burney Presbyterian Church  |  20435 Marquette St, Burney, CA 96013

Similar to life-saving CPR, Mental Health First Aid gives a person the knowledge and skills to help someone experiencing mental health or substance use related issue. This 8-hour, evidenced-based course covers the symptoms and warning signs of different diagnoses and addiction challenges, as well as strategies to de-escalate crisis situations and get a person the help that they need.

Register here:

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Tuesday, May 14th

Stand Against Stigma Committee Meeting


1:30-3 p.m.

Circle of Friends  |  37095 CA-299, Burney, CA 96013

Mental illness is common. About 1 in 4 of us will have a diagnosable mental health condition within our lifetime, but only a fraction of people seek the help they need because of the fear, shame and discrimination they face. At this meeting, you will learn how to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness, substance use issues, suicide and suicide loss. You’ll also hear from Brave Faces speakers who will be sharing their true stories of recovery.

Wednesday, May 15th

Film "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope"


6:30-8 p.m.

Mt. Burney Movie Theater  |  37022 CA-299, Burney, CA 96013

The documentary Resilience reveals the science behind how abuse and neglect during childhood can cause toxic stress. Toxic stress negatively affects the brains and bodies of children, increasing their likelihood of chronic disease, cancer, mental health issues, drug addiction, homelessness, incarceration, decreased work productivity, and even early death. However, there is hope. Resilience inspires those in pediatrics, education, and public service to join the movement towards healing and to promote the mindset that anyone and everyone can be a part of this generational change.

Thursday, May 16th

Mind-Body Skills Workshop


1-2 p.m.

Burney Circle of Friends  |  37095 CA-299, Burney, CA 96013.

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing awareness to the present. Everyone is welcome to attend this class and gain skills to add to their list of self-care go to’s.


Friday, May 17th

Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Intermountain Edition


6-9 p.m. at the Burney Lions Club  |  37006 Main Street, Burney, CA 96013

Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals. Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome! Hope Is Alive! is not a talent show. First timers are encouraged to take to the stage.

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Also, check out Cal HOPE Shasta Carr Fire Support Events in May:


We Are Shasta Strong Workshops

Wednesdays in May


6:30-8 p.m.

Shasta Family YMCA – 1155 Court St., Redding

The Carr Fire left more than burn scars. Join us for a series of workshops bringing support, information and caring to the community. Taught by Kim Knott AMFT and the Cal HOPE Shasta Team. Open to everyone in the community. Attend as many as you please.

  • Wednesday, May 1stProcessing Grief/Loss Support; Stages of Disaster  
  • Wednesday, May 8thPsych-education on Trauma and the Body
  • Wednesday, May 15thThe Importance of Self-Care
  • Wednesday, May 22ndDisaster Preparedness

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