GET INVOLVED

An MHSA community stakeholder is any individual, group, or organization that has an interest in the MHSA in Shasta County and wants to be a participant in the process. It includes consumers of mental health services and their families, service providers, educators, veterans, law enforcement, and anyone with an interest in mental health services.

Do you want to stay up to date with current MHSA efforts? Would you like to help plan future MHSA efforts?  Engage your passions and share your expertise. Consumers, providers and community members are needed for our MHSA community stakeholder process.  This process is an ongoing collaborative that provides informed, thoughtful recommendations and guidance for MHSA in our community.  Various meetings focus on specific populations or topics.  These meetings help to improve the ways in which HHSA provides information to, and gathers input from, community stakeholders regarding the MHSA in Shasta County.

As a participant, stakeholders are involved in many aspects of the MHSA in Shasta County: the development of plans and updates; creating and updating mental health policies; program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; budgeting; and outreach and engagement. There is also an Advisory Committee.  Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

There are other ways to be involved in MHSA efforts as well.

The Suicide Prevention Workgroup is also seeking community input in the work to decrease suicide deaths and attempts in Shasta County.

You can also get involved with the Community Education Committee and the efforts to decrease stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance abuse.

The MHSA Volunteer Program gives community members a chance to give back to their community while engaging meaningfully with individuals experiencing mental health issues. Our volunteers help reduce stigma, and serve as an example of hope, wellness, recovery and resiliency. This program also provides a great opportunity to explore what it is like to work in the public mental health field.

MHSA Volunteer Program Video

The Shasta MHSA Academy is a comprehensive training program for community members, with or without lived experience of mental illness, which provides hands-on training and education specific to entry-level employment within the Public Mental Health Field and/or a role as a Peer Provider.

For more information about any of these programs, please email mhsa@co.shasta.ca.us  or call (530) 225-3678.