Stand Against Stigma

Join our efforts to reduce the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness.

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We need you!

Join a committee, volunteer your time or share your feedback.

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Changing Lives

The CARE Center provides free, urgent mental health services.

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Let your voice be heard!

Our next quarterly stakeholder meeting date is to be determined.This workgroup provides input for Shasta County's mental health programs and services. Questions or concerns? Let us know - email us at

Public comment period opens for Annual Update

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is making available for public comment its 2022 Annual Update to the Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan and its Appendices, which covers Fiscal Year 2020-21. The public has an opportunity to provide input regarding this document through a 30-day public comment period. Public comments are to be received no later than 5 p.m. on May 31, 2022 by emailing or calling (530) 245-6951. A public hearing for this document will be held at the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board meeting at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
Public notice can be found here.

What is a psychiatric advanced directive?

Shasta is one of several counties that is participating in a new multi-county project about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD). Details are available in the abstract and in the Shasta County appendix.  

Need help now?

If you are in crisis, please call the Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency's Access Line at (530) 225-5252 or toll free at (888) 385-5201.

MHSA Announcements


Please join us for our community meetings to help plan the future of MHSA services. The next meeting will be Wednesday,...

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The Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (MHADAB) is recruiting for new members. The MHADAB provides oversight of the local mental health system and alcohol and drug programs, and is...

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The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team provides on-the-spot urgent mental health services to people suffering severe mental illness. For general information about...

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What the Mental Health Services Act does

Community Services and Supports

These programs aim to change the public mental health system by improving systems, expanding services and creating new systems of delivery.

Prevention and Early Intervention

We're bringing mental health awareness to the whole community through these programs.

Workforce Education and Training

Our goal is to create a more diverse public mental health workforce that includes clients and family members.

Capital Facilities and Technological Needs

The lobby at 2640 Breslauer Way has a fresh, warm and welcoming new look, thanks to this funding.


Shasta County's Innovation project, the CARE Center, relied on plenty of input from the community.

What's Going On Now

Here's the latest update on MHSA.