November is National Suicide Loss Survivor Month

Losing someone to suicide is a unique kind of loss.  It's hard to talk about, and unless you have lost someone this way, it can be difficult to imagine the confusion and the pain that inevitably follow.  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.

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10am - 12pm

Where: Simpson University Science and Nursing Building, Room 212

For more information, visit the event page or contact Linda Henrich                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   View the trailer for "The Journey".      

The Journey

Need to talk?  Call 800-273-8255 





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Wednesday, October 18th:

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training                 qpr_logo

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


Thursday, October 26th:

Stakeholder Forum

Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave., Redding, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Sierra Health Foundation, California Department of Public Health's Office of Health Equity, and Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency are partnering to gain a better understanding of the health equity challenges facing the rural north. Together they will host a forum to dialogue with service providers and policymakers working to improve outcomes in the following topics: early childhood development, education, housing, income security, and mental health, with a special focus on suicide prevention. 



Thursday, October 26th:

Understanding Dementia

Golden Age Center, 201 Brown's Ranch Rd., Weaverville, 11:00am - 1:00pm

This is a free workshop for caregivers, professionals and the public on understanding Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. This workshop is offered by Maggie McNamara, Caregiver Advocate with Passages Caregiver Resource Center, in collaboration with PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging and Golden Age Center.  To RSVP – Call Golden Age Center at 623-2324 or PSA 2 at 842-1687.


Monday, November 6th:

Good Grief Suicide Loss Support Group

The CARE Center, 1401 Gold St., 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, November 14th:

Community Education Committee Meeting

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

The Community Education Committee works to promote mental wellness, increase community awareness of mental health and end the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance abuse. The CEC helps promote the Stand Against Stigma campaign and plan mental health month events in May.


Thursday, November 16th:

Opioid Crisis and Addiction - Stopping the Cycle in Shasta County

Mercy Oaks, 100 Mercy Oaks Dr., Redding. 6:30pm

A community-wide event with award winning author Sam Quinones (Dreamland) addressing the public safety and public health crisis facing our community today.  

For more information, contact or 530-225-5220.  


Tuesday, November 21st:

The Shasta Suicide Prevention Workgroup Meeting

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

Click here for more information on how to get involved with suicide prevention efforts in Shasta County!

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  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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date circled on calendarUpcoming Awareness Dates

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: September 10- 16, 2017

World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day: September 10, 2017

Click here for the complete calendar of National Health Observances