7th Annual Minds Matter Mental Health Resource Fair

Dealing mental health challenges, big and small, can be tough. But there is help.

At the “Minds Matter” Mental Health Fair, local residents can connect with community resources that can provide the help they need, whether it’s finding a compassionate ear, learning about a particular illness or learning more about healthy living.

Enjoy healthy snacks, information booths, entertainment, and more. Admission is free!

When: 11 a.m – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8.

Where: The Downtown Atrium
1670 Market St., Redding

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    Sadly, their is little help for the mentally ill in Shasta County. I have seen case after sad case of desperate people who’ve been turned away by SCMH only to go home and kill themselves. More money is given to eradicate marijuana every year and the county covers a PHD salary or two but, “customers” of mental health are sent home with nothing.

    The Mental Health board of directors are toothless and make suggestions to the county Board of supervisors only.

    NAMI is a good organization with a lot of good ideas but the county again has not the money to put those ideas to work.

    • Avatar Diane says:

      Budd, you are accurate in your assessment of current help for the mentally ill. It is heart breaking. Thirteen years ago Shasta County was an example for the state in the variety of services available. People who moved from the Bay Area, Orange County, and Yolo County to work at SCMH were amazed at the services offered. Unfortunately, leadership changed, the psychiatric hospital was closed, and it all went steadily downhill. Now I see clients on the street and their names in the obituaries.

  2. Avatar LovestoEat says:

    I just wanted to add NAMI is a great resource for family members who have a relative with mental disease. They offer training and support which can be invaluable for relatives dealing with a loved one who may or may not be in crisis mode. Check out the Shasta County chapter at:
    https://namishastacounty.org/

  3. Avatar Marc Dadigan says:

    I don’t think any county has enough mental health resources, but there is more out there in Shasta County than a lot of people realize, especially in terms of support groups. NAMI is a great resource as the above commenter mentioned, and they will be there at the fair.

    Please take the chance to learn more by attending the fair.

    Here is our Facebook event page for the fair.