Want to promote mental wellness, increase community awareness of mental health and end the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance abuse? Join us and share your ideas. Everyone is welcome.
Every year in May, the Minds Matter Mental Health Fair brings together service providers, artists and performers to raise awareness for mental health in Shasta County.
*Coming Soon* A series of insightful and provocative conversations that delve into the world of mental health, break the bonds of stigma and illuminate all the ways healthy brains can transform our communities.
About half of us will have a diagnosable mental health condition within our lifetime. Unfortunately, the majority of people don’t seek the help they need due to the shame and discrimination they face. Many fear being judged, and this can make it difficult for a person to open up about their mental health.
Stand Against Stigma’s goal is to debunk myths about mental illness, substance use issues, suicide and suicide loss, to erase stigma. Doing so will help people in our community get the care they need to achieve what they want out of life.
Shasta County resident, Keith Jackson, is a proud father, husband and student. Once a repeat offender, Keith shares how he overcame addiction and homelessness and how the stigma surrounding both got in the way of him seeking help.
A Whitmore resident and Winnemem Wintu tribal member, David shares how he found peace after struggling with PTSD, racism and addiction.
Brave Faces Advocate, Denise Green, believes in living life to its fullest. In addition to being a mother, wife, homesteader, and social worker, she manages a diagnosis of schizophrenia.