Minds Matter Mental Health Resource Fair Offers Aid for All

What: Minds Matter Mental Health Resource Fair
When: Monday (May 23), 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Redding Library (directions)
Cost: Free

Everyone has mental health, and everyone can use some help at times, whether you’re dealing with workplace stress or have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.

You might just need a compassionate ear or you might want to learn more about healthy living. Whatever support you need, you can find it at the Minds Matter Mental Health Resource Fair, which will be held 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Redding Library.

Admission to the fair is free, and nearly two dozen local organizations and agencies will be on hand to provide important information and connect you to community resources and services. Nutritious snacks and useful giveaways will be provided.

In the library’s computer lab, there will also be training sessions on Network of Care, the county’s online mental health resource guide and social media site.

Community experts will also speak about a variety of topics related to mental health. Speakers include:

1 – 1:40 p.m. Caty Cundy, Marriage and Family Therapist, on managing stress.

2 – 2:40 p.m. Robert Link, Shasta County Consumer Advocate, on the relationship between mental illness and substance abuse and why both issues need to be addressed to optimize treatment.

3 -3:40 p.m. Dr. Thomas Swanson, Shasta County Chief of Psychiatry, on managing medications.

4 – 4:40 p.m. Joyce Ott, Trinity County Consumer Advocate and Jill Ward, Shasta County Consumer Advocate, on patients’ rights and empowerment.

For more information, visit the Mental Health Month page at www.shastahhsa.net or contact Marc Dadigan at 225-5970 or at mdadigan@co.shasta.ca.us.

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