Thursday, February 22nd:

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







Tuesday, February 27th:

Laura's Law - Find out what it means.            

The CARE Center, 1401 Gold St., Redding,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Dean True, Director of Adult Services, Shasta County will give a presentation about Laura's Law, also known as Assisted Outpatient Treatment. The Assisted Outpatient Treatment Team will also be there to introduce themselves and discuss how Laura's Law is implemented.

Presented by NAMI Shasta County with the support of Shasta County through the Mental Health Services Act.  This is a great opportunity for those with family members who may meet criteria for treatment, as well as mental health professionals.  


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Monday, March 5th:

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, March 13th:

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.



Tuesday, March 20th:

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, March 1st: SUBMISSION DEADLINE!

The Directing Change Program and Film Contest


Directing Change is open to middle and high school students as well as youth and young adults ages 14-25 in California.  Participants are asked to create a 60-second film on mental health or suicide prevention.  Winners receive cash prizes and awards!

Are you interested in entering the Directing Change contest this year?  Come to our informational event and learn how easy it is to participate!  We'll be covering the rules, entry process, and what you need to know about mental health and suicide prevention to create a great film!  (Attendance at this event is not necessary to enter the contest).






Sunday, March 31st:

Becoming Brave Training

M.H. Bacon Boggs Building, 2420 Breslauer Way, Redding, 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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Susan Guiton 2014   

  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's 

Out of the Darkness Walk 


This year’s event was held on Saturday, September 9th at Caldwell Park and raised over $11,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join with our community to promote support and awareness!

Check back for details on the 2018 Out of the Darkness Walk!

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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.

This 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".                                        

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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