Welcome to A News Cafe’s Online Book Club: ‘Will’s Choice’ – Come on in, join the conversation below

Well, as planned, the day has arrived when we can discuss “Will’s Choice” for our online book club. We had a month to read the book, and today I welcome your thoughts about the book, as well as the topic of  suicide.… Continue Reading

Awareness Activities Planned for Suicide Prevention Week

Between 2007 and 2009, an average of 38 Shasta County residents died by suicide each year, and hundreds more were left to cope with the aftermath of those losses. This does not include the many more who struggle to cope… Continue Reading


An Honest Dialogue About Suicide in Shasta County

Statistics show that 50 percent more people die by suicide each year in the United States than by homicide. In Shasta County, the suicide rate is twice as high as the state average. When you add in the fact that… Continue Reading