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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We're proud of the many ways that the Mental Health Services Act is making a difference in our community!
Find our road map for the future here, and our 2018-19 annual update here.

MHSA funds must be spent within three years of receiving them, or they revert back to the state for redistribution. The California Department of Health Services (CDHCS) determined that $1,784,475 in Innovation funds from Fiscal Year 2014-15 and prior years were not spent timely and should revert to the state. Fortunately, the state Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission had previously approved the CARE Center project operated by Hill County Health and Wellness Center as an Innovation Project, and the previously unspent funds will remain with the county and be expended on that project within the required five-year time period. As required by law, the reversion plan was circulated for public review and comment for 30 days, was approved by the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board on June 6, 2018, and was approved by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on June 26, 2018. This plan is on page 42 of the MHSA Annual Update (linked above), and is also available here.

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


Thanks to the hard work and creative thinking by hundreds of community members, our Three-Year Program and...

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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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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.