Teen’s Suicide Prompts Parents to Seek Change in Mental Health System

On April 5, a noose made from double-knotted tennis shoe laces became 14-year-old Joshua Valdez’s means of suicide in the privacy of his bedroom closet.

Just four hours earlier the dark-haired, dark-eyed eighth-grader had returned home from his second appointment in three days with Shasta County mental health providers.
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By Slide or by Glide, This Event Will Challenge

What: The first Slide, Ride, Run & Glide¬†Extreme Mobility Challenge When: April 17, 7 a.m. Where: Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Mount Shasta Cost: $75 per person or $250 per team of 4 Visit www.slideriderunglide.com for information and registration The Slide,… Continue Reading