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.
Chante shares how becoming a new mom flooded her with contradictory emotions – joy, anger and depression – and how she wants women to feel safe to discuss the complex emotions many experience as they become a parent.
A Whitmore resident and Winnemem Wintu tribal member, David shares how he found peace after struggling with PTSD, racism and addiction.
New York City native and Redding resident Cherish Padro has learned to manage her bipolar diagnosis despite the stigma she faced from family and well intentioned members of her church.