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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Public Comment Period: Three-Year Plan and Annual Update

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is making available for public comment its Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for Fiscal Year 2020-21 through 2022-23, as well as its 2021 Annual Update to the Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan, which covers Fiscal Year 2019-20. The public has an opportunity to provide input regarding this document through a 30-day public comment period. An electronic copy of this document can be found at Hard copies are available upon request by contacting Kerri Schuette, MHSA Coordinator, at (530) 245-6951 or comments are to be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 23, 2021. Comments should be sent to the attention of Kerri Schuette, MHSA Coordinator, at or (530) 245-6951. A public hearing for both of these documents will be held at the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board meeting at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021. 

What is a psychiatric advanced directive?

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

"Hope Park Project" Innovations proposal

The Hope Park Project is the result of stakeholders' wishes to create a program that reduced Adverse Childhood Experiences among youth, while reducing loneliness and depression among older adults. Pathways to Hope for Children's project was selected through a Request for Proposals process, and has been approved by the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board and Board of Supervisors after a 30-day public comment period and public hearing. It will go to the state Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission for approval later this year. 

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 Tuesday, March...

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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.