2017 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Symposium

The Shasta Suicide Prevention Workgroup and Stand Against Stigma are pleased to bring you The 2017 Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Symposium.  Join us for lift-saving information and community discussion, including:
  • Evidence-based Suicide Prevention Training
  • Special Presentation: Resources for Schools and Families
  • Panel-led discussion and Q&A
For more information, you can see the flyer here, the brochure here, or the formal agenda here.  You can also contact Amy Sturgeon at (530) 229-8426 or or visit the website

Hope Is Alive! 12 Open Mic Night

Stand Against Stigma, Billy’s Café, and the Community Education Committee are very excited to present the 12th open mic night in our Hope Is Alive! series.

Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals.  Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome!  Performer sign-in is at 5:30 p.m.

For more information you can see this flyer, visit the Facebook events page, or contact Carrie Jo Diamond at or 229-8484.

Learn more about Hope Is Alive! from this Channel 7 news story:

Community Education Committee (CEC) Meeting

The next Community Education Committee (CEC) meeting will be October 10th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Redding Library. For information, please contact Carrie Jo Diamond at 229-8484, or via e-mail at

Community QPR Training

This free class is open to all community members. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer - three steps that can help you to save a life. QPR is a best practice, innovative training that only takes 60-90 minutes. This training teaches you how to talk to someone you suspect is considering suicide, and how to keep them safe. Click here to see more information. If you would like more information, please email Amy Sturgeon at or call her at 530-229-8426. You can also visit the Suicide Prevention training page. Trainings for groups are also available upon request.