GET INVOLVED!

Who is a stakeholder? You are! A community stakeholder is any person, group, or organization with an interest in the MHSA in Shasta County. This 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, and we meet quarterly.

There are other ways to be involved in MHSA efforts:

  • The Suicide Prevention Workgroup works to decrease suicide in Shasta County.
  • The Stand Against Stigma Committee works to reduce the 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 who have 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. 
  • 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.

MHSA Announcements

RECOVERY HAPPENS

Last year, nearly 200 people celebrated more than 460 years of sobriety at Recovery Happens. The community is invited to honor the accomplishments made by those in recovery at this year’s...

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WORKGROUP MEETING

Please join us for our quarterly MHSA workgroup meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Boggs Building - 2420 Breslauer Way. We've got updates to share, and we'd like your thoughts on some...

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MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADVISORY BOARD INVITES APPLICANTS

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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