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HHSA Leaders Discuss Mental Health Services on KFOI

Published December 7, 2018
  • HHSA in the News
  • Mental Health Access
  • CARE Center
What can Shasta County residents do if a loved one is threatening suicide or suffering a mental health crisis? HHSA’s Adult Services Director Dean True and Deputy Director Paige Greene discussed the answers to this question and much more during a Nov. 22 radio program on the local radio station KFOI with host Lynn Fritz. You can listen to the entire program below.
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Press Release: National Expert on Adverse Childhood Experiences to Speak after Film Screening

Published November 29, 2018
  • Press Releases
  • ACEs
To help educate the community about ACEs, the Shasta Strengthening Families Collaborative is excited to announce a national ACEs expert featured in the award-winning documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope will be coming to Shasta County for a Q and A discussion following a FREE public showing of the film. This screening will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018 from at the Sheraton Hotel at the Sundial Bridge in Redding.
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Press Release: More than 800 People Walked 115,803 Miles during Walktober Challenge

Published November 29, 2018
  • Press Releases
Shasta County participants took enough steps during this year’s Walktober Challenge to make it nearly halfway to the moon. This October, 820 people from 34 different workplaces throughout Shasta County walked 115,803 miles during the month-long challenge, which encourages working professionals to be more active and healthy.
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PRESS RELEASE: Live in a Wildfire Burn Area? Get Rain Ready

Published November 20, 2018
  • Press Releases
  • Storm Season
With rain forecasted to begin falling this week, local officials urge residents in the wild fire burn areas to be prepared for post-fire floodwaters and debris. The next few storm seasons may bring elevated risks of flooding and debris flows and this first season after recent wildfires can be even more dangerous
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WIC and CalFresh Replacement Services Available to Camp Fire Evacuees in Shasta County

Published November 16, 2018
  • Press Releases
  • CalFresh
  • WIC
In response to the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is able to provide WIC services, including replacement vouchers for benefits that were lost or damaged, to current participants who are displaced from the evacuated area. Those who might be eligible and would like to apply for WIC may also inquire at any Shasta County WIC office.
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PRESS RELEASE: County officials encourage attention to air quality due to wildfire smoke.

Published November 13, 2018
  • Press Releases
  • Wildfire Smoke
It’s important residents take the appropriate measures to protect their health and lungs as wildfire smoke from the Camp Fire is entering Shasta County due to decreased northerly winds. Officials from the Shasta County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and Health and Human Services Agency encourage the public to check air quality levels when making daily plans. Conditions can change quickly and can also vary in different areas of the county based on elevation, topography and wind direction. These changing conditions will continue until the fires are under control, making the habit of checking air quality a practice that should be done frequently.
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PRESS RELEASE: Cal HOPE Shasta Helps Survivors Manage the Stress of Carr Fire Recovery

Published November 1, 2018
  • Press Releases
  • Carr Fire
Feeling overwhelmed by the rebuilding process? Struggling with feelings of grief or anxiety. We don’t have to be “Stronger than Carr” alone. The newly launched Cal HOPE Shasta outreach team will meet with survivors wherever they would like in the community, listen, discuss coping tools and connect them with recovery resources. Services are free and anonymous.
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Record Searchlight: HHSA Welcomes a New Health Officer

Published October 30, 2018
  • HHSA in the News
From the Record Searchlight: Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency has a new health officer. Dr. Karen Ramstrom's first official day on the job was Oct. 14. A military veteran, Ramstrom had been serving in an interim capacity since late July. “I am excited about the opportunity to serve as health officer and be a part of this beautiful community where I have visited family for many years," said Ramstrom. Her brother, who runs general contractor Steelhead Constructors Inc., and her parents, who are retired, live in the area, she said.
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VIDEO: These Award Winners Are Leading the Charge In Healing the Impacts of Childhood Trauma

Published October 11, 2018
  • Community Education
  • ACEs
At the 2018 Community Health Awards, three organizations were honored for their efforts to address the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs. Scientific research has proven that ACEs are tied to numerous potential health problems later in life, ranging from depression to diabetes. Watch these three videos to learn about their using their knowledge of ACEs to transform lives.
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EVENT: Not Sure Whether to Tell People about a Mental Health Challenge? Attend the Becoming Brave Training

Published October 10, 2018
  • Stand Against Stigma
  • HHSA Events
  • HHSA
  • Stand Against Stigma
Thinking about telling your workplace colleagues about your diagnosis? Nervous about telling a friend about your anxiety? Worried what your family might say if you tell them you've been diagnosed with bipolar or another mental health condition? Take control of your mental health story by attending Stand Against Stigma's free, peer-led Becoming Brave training.
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EVENT: Celebrate How Art Heals at Nov. 9 Hope Is Alive! Open Mic

Published October 10, 2018
  • HHSA Events
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 at the next Hope Is Alive! Open Mic night. HHSA's Stand Against Stigma campaign has been organizing the open mic series since 2014.
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OP-ED: "We Successfully Treat Addiction with Medication" by Dean True

Published October 10, 2018
  • HHSA in the News
HHSA Adult Services Branch Director Dean True recently published a letter to the editor in the Record Searchlight: "We successfully treat drug addiction with medication." In the piece, he discusses how addiction is a medical issue rather than a character flaw as well as how HHSA is leading efforts to expand Medication Assisted Treatment like Methadone and Suboxone.
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VIDEO: Lori's Whole Person Care Success Story

Published October 10, 2018
  • Success Stories
  • Whole Person Care
Because she was battling with health issues and homelessness, Lori, a Shasta County resident, was able to get a referral to HHSA's Whole Person Care program. A small team include helped Lori deal with her complex health needs, which included finding a safe and affordable place to live.
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"Experience Your Future" - Anderson Teens Create Sober Driving Videos

Published October 10, 2018
  • Community Education
  • HHSA
  • Drive Sober Shasta
Impaired driving accounts for more than 16,000 deaths, one million injuries and $45 billion in costs to society every year. To address those shocking numbers, students from Anderson New Technology High School partnered with HHSA to produce a pair of short videos to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving.
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VIDEO: See How HHSA Staff Team Together to Help A Struggling Family

Published October 10, 2018
  • Community Education
When a Shasta County family is struggling to make ends meet, every branch of HHSA can potentially help them get back on stable ground. To illustrate this, the new “Keeping up with the Joneses” video depicts a fictional family overcoming the realistic challenges of an unexpected job loss with the help of HHSA.
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VIDEO: How Matt Quit Smoking after 40 Years

Published October 10, 2018
  • Success Stories
Shasta County resident Matt's smoking habit began when he was a teenager and lasted more than 40 years. At one point, he was smoking one and a half packs a day. In this video, Matt shares how he quit with the help of local resources and inspiration from his grandson.
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VIDEO: Danielle's Family Reunification Story

Published October 10, 2018
  • Success Stories
  • Children's Services Branch
This past July, HHSA joined its partners for the annual Family Reunification Celebration. Danielle Norris was one of the mothers celebrating" "It was the worst day of my life to have my children removed, but it was also the best day of my life to learn I had help."
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VIDEO: How Kim Found Healing at the Woodlands Apartments

Published October 10, 2018
  • HHSA
  • Success Stories
  • The Woodlands
Kim Moore was living out of a van and struggling with symptoms of PTSD and other serious health issues. Then she was accepted as a resident at the Woodlands Apartment Complex, which provides affordable and supportive services on site for people with mental health challenges.
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VIDEO: How the Acorn Academy Revives Indigenous Traditions of Mentoring

Published October 10, 2018
  • Community Education
Led by HHSA Community Organizer Jonathon Freeman, the Acorn Academy seeks to help Native American youth unlock the special strengths and talents they have inside. Freeman developed the academy by melding community input, scientifically proven methods to address Adverse Childhood Experiences as well as indigenous philosophy and traditions.
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VIDEO: How Crystal Johnson Broke Her Family's Cycle of Addiction

Published October 10, 2018
  • Success Stories
  • HHSA
When Crystal Johnson played house as a child, she'd pretend to "cut lines" because that's what she saw the adults in her life doing. That early exposure to drugs and other challenges led to her suffering from addiction, but in this moving account she shares how the motivation to get her children back spurred her recovery.
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VIDEO: Victoria Finds a Home (with HHSA's Help)

Published October 10, 2018
  • Success Stories
Shasta County resident Victoria found herself homeless after escaping a violent relationship, She ended up discovering she qualified for assistance from HHSA. Learn in this how video how HHSA social worker Katie Sears helped her find a safe home as part of our Unsheltered Adult Homeless Assistance Support Program.
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VIDEO: Debunking the Stereotypes of Homelessness

Published October 10, 2018
  • Community Education
  • Affordable Housing
In "I Am/Was Homeless" three people - Chante, Amanda and Vernon - discuss their experiences with homelessness in order to fight the stigmas associated with not having a safe place to live.
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