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The mission of the Shasta Suicide Prevention Collaborative is to decrease suicide attempts and deaths in Shasta County through collaboration, advocacy, education, training and evaluation.

The Shasta Suicide Prevention Collaborative is a group of community members focused on expanding suicide prevention efforts and resources. The Collaborative works to support people experiencing suicidal thoughts, those who have attempted and people who have lost someone to suicide. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly to discuss current projects and activities. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

When: The Collaborative meets bi-monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Upcoming meeting dates include: March 12, May 14, July 19, September 10, and November 12, 2024.

Where: Meeting locations vary. Contact the Shasta Suicide Prevention Collaborative for location details.
If you have questions or would like to join the Collaborative meetings, please call 530-229-8426 or send an email to the Shasta Suicide Prevention Collaborative.

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View the Shasta Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan (2024-2028) to learn what the Collaborative is doing to support suicide prevention efforts in the community. 

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what is stigma?

Stigma refers to the negative, often unfair beliefs attached to a group of people. This can cause shame, fear and lead to discrimination. Because of this, people experiencing symptoms of mental illness might not reach out for help.

Attempt survivors and those who have lost a loved one to suicide often face stigma, which makes it difficult to heal.

To help fight stigma, the Brave Faces Portrait Gallery features local stories of hope and recovery. The Gallery helps people improve their understanding of mental illness and suicide. Find out how you can become involved and join the—stand against stigma.

Volunteer Opportunities

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local chapters are at the forefront of suicide prevention. They engage in educational activities and outreach programs throughout the year. Shasta County is served by the Greater Sacramento Chapter. Sign up to volunteer with the AFSP Greater Sacramento Chapter today!

AFSP’s Healing Conversations Program provides peer support for people who have lost someone to suicide. If you would like to share your experience to help others, contact the Greater Sacramento Chapter about volunteering for Healing Conversations.

Brought to you by the Planning and Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging (PSA 2).

You can make a difference in the life of an older adult. As an Ombudsman volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Advocate for residents living in long-term care facilities and their families. Be the voice for those unable to speak for themselves.
  • Educate the community, residents and staff about the rights of residents. Share information about facility regulations, resident care practices and reporting abuse.
  • Investigate and resolve problems and concerns of residents. Visit facilities to monitor conditions and care.

For more information or to get involved, visit the Ombudsman Program website or call 530-229-1435

Established in 1980, Planning and Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging (PSA 2) is a Joint Powers Agency providing aging and adult services. Our primary goal is to advocate for and offer services to the older adult and disabled population. Find us online at

Visit the 211 website to learn about additional volunteer opportunities.