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THE SHASTA SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKGROUP

The mission of the Shasta Suicide Prevention Workgroup is to decrease suicide attempts and deaths in Shasta County through collaboration, advocacy, education, training and evaluation.

 

The Shasta  Suicide Prevention Workgroup is a collaboration of community members focused on this mission.  If you would like to know more about Workgroup projects and activities, feel free to attend the monthly meeting.  This  is an open community meeting and all are welcome to attend.

Where: The Hill Country CARE Center, 1401 Gold Street, Redding

When:  The third Tuesday of each month, 2:30pm to 4:30pm unless otherwise specified. 

 

For questions, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Amy Sturgeon at asturgeon@co.shasta.ca.us or at 530-229-8426.


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WHAT IS STIGMA?

About one in four people will struggle with a mental illness every year, and about 40 people in Shasta County die by suicide every year. Because of shame and discrimination associated with mental health problems, many people don't seek the help they need.

The Brave Faces Portrait Gallery and True Colors Art Gallery use true stories of hope and recovery to fight stigma by improving our understanding of mental illness and suicide.  Click here to find out how you can become involved and join the stand against stigma.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

 


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Be a Crisis Line Volunteer

Helpline is Shasta County's local suicide prevention hotline and emotional support "warmline".  Helpline is always in need of volunteers.  You can help save lives by contributing as little as 4 hours per week. 

If you are able and willing, please contact the Helpline at 530-244-2211 or at helpshasta@yahoo.com and let them know you would like to volunteer.   Training is provided.

Visit the Helpline at www.helpshasta.org.



 Suicide-Loss Survivor Outreach 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides peer support for those suffering from a recent loss to suicide.  If you have been through  the pain and confusion of losing a loved one to suicide and would like to share your experience to help others, you may be able to help offer resources and support to those newly grieving.  

Click here to apply.  Shasta County is served by the Greater Sacramento Chapter of AFSP.  For questions, please contact Linda Henrich.

 

 


 

Good Grief

 

The Good Grief Suicide Loss Support Group is facilitated by suicide loss survivors  who can relate to the pain and confusion of suicide loss.   Good Grief meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Hill Country CARE Center, 7pm - 9pm at 1401 Gold Street in Redding.

Good Grief would like to serve more locations and offer more meeting times to those who need support.  If you think you would like to help facilitate a grief support group, please call 530-691-4446 Ext. 214, or email GoodGriefRedding@yahoo.com

 


Become an OMBUDSMAN VOLUNTEER!

Brought to you by the Planning and Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging (PSA 2 AAA).

You can make a difference in an elder's life.  As an Ombudsman volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

ADVOCATE  for residents in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities (long-term care). Be the voice for those unable to speak for themselves.

EDUCATE  the community, residents and staff about rights of residents, the services of the Ombudsman Program, facility regulations and enforcement, resident care practices, and abuse.

INVESTIGATE  and resolve problems and concerns of residents by creating a presence through regular unannounced visits at facilities to monitor conditions and care.

To get involved, or for more information, contact us at tthomason@psa2-ombudsman.org or at 530-229-1435.  Training starts January 2018

 

PSA2

1647 Hartnell Avenue, Suite 9, Redding

Established in 1980, Planning and Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging (PSA 2 AAA) is a Joint Powers Agency providing aging and adult services.  Our primary goal is to advocate for and offer services to the older adult and disabled population.  Find us online at www.psa2.org.