If I had a dollar for every word A News Cafe.com has published about the homeless, transients, street people, and homeless encampment clean-ups, I’d be an extremely wealthy, retired woman living in my Waikiki beach house, sipping sidecars and writing… Continue Reading
Homeless. Mentally ill. Drug-addicted. These are words we all see everyday, especially with those problems so affecting Redding at this time. But do you have a face to put on those words? I do. My son. Believe it or not… Continue Reading
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.
A special meeting of the Shasta County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (MHADAB) will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 4:00 pm, at the Good News Rescue Mission located at 2842 S. Market Street, Redding, CA… Continue Reading
A regular meeting of the Shasta County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (MHADAB) will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 5:15 p.m., at the Shasta County Mae Helene Bacon Boggs Conference Center, 2420 Breslauer Way, Redding,… Continue Reading
On Thursday August 11th, at 11:18 p.m. Shasta County Mental Health workers at 2640 Breslauer Lane reported two clients at the facility became involved in a verbal dispute. Both were there on a voluntary basis. One of the men became… Continue Reading
It might have been the bright red coat someone was wearing. Or the unknown woman who pointed a camera in his direction. Whatever might have caught Antonio Morgan’s eye, his mind could take it and turn it into a story that would plague and torment him. Morgan was diagnosed with a rare form of paranoid schizophrenia in 1995, and he has been hospitalized 13 times because of his mental illness. He has since learned to manage his illness, and now Continue Reading
Mental health services have a history of being scarce throughout the Intermountain area, but the Mental Health Services Act is bringing that era to an end. Hill Country Health and Wellness Center, Tri County Community Network, Inc. and Right Road… Continue Reading