Suicide Prevention

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Welcome to Shasta County Suicide Prevention!

We are glad that you have chosen to visit.  Our website is designed to help you find what you need in a way that is informative and easy to navigate.  Feel free to explore, as you will always be able to find your way back to this page by clicking SUICIDE PREVENTION at the top left of each page.

Please remember: if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, it is okay to get help.  Read on for more information!

Need to talk to someone now?  
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for confidential support.


Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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It is okay to ask for help.​

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  Just like any other part of the body, the brain can experience dysfunction brought on by stress, trauma, illness or other factors. Many people struggle with mental health difficulties, and it's important to remember that these difficulties are not simply the result of weakness or a personal shortcoming. 

If you are struggling, you are not alone.  More importantly, you don't have endure the struggle without help or treatment.

If you are experiencing persistent emotional pain and/or thoughts of suicide, please call your physician or primary care or mental health provider.  If you are in crisis and your provider is not available, do not hesitate to visit your local emergency room or dial 911.  

Scroll down to view more mental health services and resources.



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Mental Health Services

Shasta County 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line

To access local mental health services 24 hours a day, call (530) 225-5252 or (888) 385-5201. The line will be answered by a professional and compassionate staff member of the Health and Human Services Agency.

For more information please visit their website here.


The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team provides on-the-spot urgent mental health services to people suffering severe mental illness. We'll respond to crisis situations in many locations, from people's homes to the streets.

A clinician and case manager team work closely with law enforcement, emergency rooms, as well as businesses and agencies to provide direct, face-to-face support for those in crisis.

The team can help with:

  • Most crisis situations when safety is not an issue.
  • Suicidal talk or behavior.
  • Bizarre, manic or psychotic behavior.
  • Extreme anxiety or panic.
  • Severe depression or hopelessness.
  • Initiating hospitalization (5150) when appropriate.


The team's services are for people ages 18+

How do I contact the team?
The team operates out of the Hill Country C.A.R.E. Center located at 1401 Gold St. in Redding, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For urgent response call (530) 238-7133.

For general information about services, call (530) 238-7134.

When calling to activate the team please be prepared with the following information:
Your name and phone number.
Name, date of birth, and location of the person of concern.
A description of the person and situation, current risks and any other important information.

The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team is a program of Hill Country Health and Wellness. The funding for the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team is provided by Shasta County Health and Human Services.

The Hill Country C.A.R.E. Center

Providing after-hours access to mental health professionals.

Providing Care

 1401 Gold Street, Redding

12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 

The purpose of this Mental Health Services Act-funded project is to bridge service gaps to better meet the needs of our community and reduce the use of local emergency rooms. It provides some direct services and offers comprehensive referrals to other community-based organizations. Additional activities include peer support, education groups, pre-crisis and emergent crisis access to mental health professionals, case management and more. The center also implements Assisted Outpatient Treatment services, also known as Laura’s Law. In addition, the center is designed to help foster youth and their caregivers by providing supportive services and training.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator


Shasta County Hospitals


1100 Butte Street
Redding, Ca 96001
(530) 244-5400


2175 Rosaline Avenue
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 255-6000


43563 Highway 299 East
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
(530) 336-5511


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