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  • March 16, 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The McConnell Foundation

MHSOAC Suicide Prevention

Subcommittee plans visit to Shasta County

"The role of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) is to oversee the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and developing strategies to overcome stigma. At any time, the MHSOAC may advise the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy." - www.mhsoac.ca.gov

Save the Date!

March 16th, 2018 | 1pm - 4pm

The McConnell Foundation

MHSOAC's Suicide Prevention Subcommittee will come to Shasta County to learn more about our community and rural suicide prevention efforts.  The day will begin with site visits and conclude with a meeting to gather information and build a common understanding of the challenges and opportunities to preventing suicide.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please visit


Amy Sturgeon, MPH



What does it mean to be "Captain Awesome"?

In Shasta County, we see twice the national rate of suicide death.  Most of those lost are men.

Our new campaign encourages men to equip themselves with the tools needed to build resilience, reach out for expert advice when needed, and have someone's back when they're struggling. 

Could you be the next Captain Awesome?  Know someone you'd like to nominate?  Contact Amy Sturgeon  for information on our next Captain Awesome photo shoot or to obtain posters and other printed campaign materials to help us spread the word!

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