Friday, April 13th:

Dreamerz - A Spoken Word Poetry Workshop for Youth

Anderson Teen Center - 2889 E. Center St., Anderson - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Your Words - Your Art - Your Mental Health.  Dreamerz is a FREE Spoken Word Poetry Workshop offered at Anderson Teen Center for ages 13-17.  This workshop is led by National Poetry Slam Participant and Professional Spoken Word Poet /Artistic Educator, Brandon Leake .

For more information, contact Carrie Diamond at 530-229-8484 or





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Monday, April 16th:

Good Grief Suicide Loss Support Group

NEW LOCATION: Starbuck's Community Meeting Room, 2400 South Bonnyview, Redding 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  

Providing support and understanding for anyone who has lost someone to suicide.  Facilitators: Rhonda Marglon and Linda Henrich: 530-691-4446 Ext. 214




Tuesday, April 17th:

The Shasta Suicide Prevention Workgroup Meeting

The CARE Center, 1401 Gold St., Redding,  2:30pm -4:30pm.  

Our mission is to decrease suicide attempts and deaths in Shasta County through collaboration, advocacy, education, training and evaluation.

The Workgroup meets on the third Tuesday of every month.  This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.  Click here for more information on how to get involved with suicide prevention efforts in Shasta County!






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Thursday, April 26th:

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training                 

Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave., Redding,  5:30pm - 7:00pm

QPR is an evidence-based training that teaches participants how to help someone in suicide crisis.  Training is free and all are welcome to attend.   For more information, visit our Training page or contact the trainer at 530-229-8426 or





Saturday, May 5th:

Minds Matter Mental Health Fair     

Redding Downtown Promenade  12:00pm - 5:00pm

At the “Minds Matter” Mental Health Fair and Music Festival, local residents can connect with community resources that can provide the help they need, whether it’s finding a compassionate ear, learning about a particular illness or learning more about healthy living.   Enjoy healthy snacks, information booths, cultural performances, and more. Admission is FREE!  Stay for the mini-music festival featuring a stellar lineup of the North State's most talented bands - Cold Sweat and the Buckhorn Mountain Stompers. 

We ALL have mental health; learn how to care for yours.




Minds Matter 2018

Tuesday, May 8th:

The Stand Against Stigma Committee Meeting

Redding Library Foundation Reading Room, 1:00pm - 2:00pm. 

The Stand Against Stigma Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month, and works to promote mental wellness, increase community awareness of mental health and end the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance abuse.  The CEC also promotes the Stand Against Stigma campaign and plans mental health month events in May.




Sunday, May 10th

Running Brave - The Race to End Suicide

Riverfront Park, Redding, 8:00am - 11:00am. 

Running Brave is a local race to raise awareness about suicide and mental health, with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to AFSP. The event offers a 1 mile fun run/walk, 5k & 10k. In addition there will also be information booths, speakers on mental health, and a raffle.



Running Brave 2018
5.18 Open Mic

Friday, May 18th:

Hope Is Alive! Intermountain Mental Health Week

Ol' Merc, 44247 State Hwy 299 E. McArthur, CA

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!   Performer sign-in is at 5:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact Carrie Diamond at






Saturday, May 19th:

Becoming Brave Training

Circle of Friends, 36987 Main St., Burney, 10:00am - 4pm

Based on a national curriculum, this one day training covers 3 primary goals: evaluating the costs/benefits of disclosing personal experience with mental health conditions; developing strategies for safer disclosing; and crafting one's story into a meaningful message. 

To sign up or for more information, contact Carrie Diamond at


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November is National Suicide Loss Survivor Month

Each year, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) offers a day of support for survivors of suicide loss, featuring an annually produced documentary about healing and hope.  This is a free event, and all are welcome to attend.

Last year, Survivor Day took place on November 18, 2017.  Be sure to check back with us for information on 2018's event.

For more information, visit AFSP's Survivor Day webpage

                                                                                                                                                                                      View the trailer for  2017's film, "The Journey".                                        

The Journey



Need to talk?  Call 800-273-8255 


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date circled on calendarUpcoming Awareness Dates

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: September 10- 16, 2018

World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day: Monday, September 10, 2018

Click here for the complete calendar of National Health Observances