It takes courage and strength to ask for help. There is hope there is help. Even if you are struggling with mental health issues today, there is promise for a bright future.
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Local SourcesShasta County Network of Care - Connects people with resources to mental and physical health. Check symptoms, find support groups, learn about health issues and even track medical records electronically. The Help Inc. Helpline is (530) 244-2222, and is available 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. seven days a week for people who need someone to talk to about a crisis. For access to Shasta County mental health services, call (530) 225-5252 (24-hour local line). 2-1-1 Shasta - Dial 211 from any phone and connect with essential local community, health and disaster services. Victor Youth Services provides residentially-based services to children, adolescents and their families. They primarily serve young people ages 8 through 18 who have serious emotional/behavioral/family problems and have not been able to succeed in family settings or other lower levels of care. Call them at (530)378-1855. The CARE call center - 1(866) 350-8773 can provide assistance and connect you with a local center if you want help overcoming alcohol and drug abuse, are between 12 and 20 and live in Butte, Shasta or Tehama Counties. The center also assists young service members and veterans under the age of 26. The Stonewall Alliance Center offers a range of services to help connect people with their community and provides information on activities and events and offer referrals for services. They are an active resource for the LGBTQ+ community. Contact them at (530) 893-3336 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shasta Community Health Hope Van delivers the primary healthcare services essential for human wellness to vulnerable members of the community. It's equipped with two exam rooms that may be used for medical or dental treatment. The center of the van is set up with a nursing and intake area. Check its weekly schedule to see when the Hope Van will be stationed near you. Shasta County Independent Living Resources is a good resource for young adults transitioning out of foster care. Call them at (530) 365-9197.
National ResourcesIf you feel you are in a crisis and need to speak to someone immediately and you live in the United States, you can call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.Lifeline is a free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone who is going through emotional distress or is in suicidal crisis.
Another option if you are feeling distressed is to call the Boys Town National Hotline at 1-800-448-3000, available 24/7, and also available for email support online at https://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/aboutus/Pages/ContactForm.aspx or through a live chat feature at https://secure.yourlifeyourvoice.org/YLYV_Chat.If you are a victim of child abuse or know someone who is being abused, please call the Child Help Line at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) at 1- 800-656-HOPE (4673) or online at https://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge RAINN is a free, confidential and secure crisis hotline 24/7 for victims of sexual assault or violence as well as their friends and families. National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or online at https://www.loveisrespect.org/. loveisrespect.org is the ultimate resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. National Runaway Switchboard at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). 1-800-RUNAWAY is an anonymous and free 24-hour crisis line for anyone who might want to run-away from home or find themselves homeless. This hotline can also help if you want to come home if you are on the run or have a friend who is looking for help and is thinking about running away or is already on the run. The Trevor Project at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) or online at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/helpline.aspx The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline.