Shasta Regional Medical Center Opens Mental Health Unit

Shasta Regional Medical Center has completed the two year construction of a 20-bed geriatric psychiatry (geropsych) unit, called Path to Wellness schedule to open on Wednesday, December 23. The unit is a voluntary inpatient mental health program that will treat psychiatric disorders in… Continue Reading

Learn to Motivate and Engage Mental Health Consumers

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency will hold a pair of threeday training sessions in November and December for community service providers who want to learn the art of motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing is a counseling approach that helps… Continue Reading

Mental Health, Alcohol & 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 composed of community members, individuals with mental illness, family… Continue Reading

Free Suicide Prevention Workshops Begin Today

The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency and the Suicide Prevention Workgroup are pleased to present four free trainings through the “Connect Project,” a national guide to prevent suicide designed specifically for rural communities. Continue Reading


Literary Minds Online Book Club: ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’

We did it. The Literary Minds Online Book Club accepted the challenge to read and review four books in four weeks in May for Mental Health Month. The book club was the brainchild of  the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency’s  Community… Continue Reading


Literary Minds Online Book Club: ‘Breaking the Silence’

Welcome to the third week of aNewsCafe.com’s Literary Minds Online Book Club, a partnership with Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, in honor of Mental Health Month. I hope you visited our first week’s meeting in my virtual living room,… Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading


This May, Stand Against Stigma

May is Mental Health Month, and myths about mental illness frequently spread fear and inaccurate perceptions of people living with mental health problems. This stigma can lead to discrimination and discourage people from seeking the help they need, a significant problem when one in five people struggle with mental illness. To fight … Continue Reading


Book Club: ‘Divided Minds’ – Twin Sisters and Schizophrenia

Welcome to aNewsCafe.com’s maiden session of the Literary Minds Book Club, brought to you by the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency.

The book club is a brainchild of the HHSA’s Community Education Committee. The committee includes representatives … Continue Reading