Get Better Together

Help Yourself. Help Others. Share what you live and know.

Volunteer

Make A Difference

  • Community Education Committee – This community groups provides input and guidance on the Stand Against Stigma campaign and the Brave Faces Portrait Gallery. It meets 1-2 p.m. every second Tuesday at the Redding Library, and is open to the public.
  • Shasta Suicide Prevention Work Group – is a local collaboration of public and private agencies and concerned community members focused on reducing the amount of suicides in Shasta County. For information or to join the workgroup, contact Stasia Pringle at 229-8426.
  • Shasta Help Inc. – The Helpline crisis line often needs volunteers to answer telephones People from all walks of life are needed. To find out about going through the four-week class, contact the Helpline at help@helpsthasta.org.
  • Women Health Specialists – Dedicated to providing women-controlled health care and advocating for all options for all women, WHS seeks teens and adults for their volunteer program. Contact Danielle Brewster at (530) 222-5570 ext. 204.
  • Friday Night Live – For high schoolers interested in mentoring middle school students, with a focus on staying drug and alcohol free, can contact Cindy Diezsi at diezsiduo@charter.net.
  • The Lunch Bunch – They are a local group that provides bagged lunches, personal hygiene supplies and clothing to the homeless in the area. They go out every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. to Parkview park, directly in front of the Shasta County Library, and South City park in Redding. They also make an extra stop at the the Capri Motel.  For more information, contact Frank Treadway at fdewitt41@cybercentral.net.
  • Redding Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (RYPAA) – The Redding Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous committee, known as REDYPAA, is a service committee actively carrying the message of AA to the alcoholic, of any age, who still suffers. The aim of young people’s groups is to help newcomers understand that they need not experience years of drinking, loss of family, friends, and finances to be ready for sobriety. To get involved, go to a meeting or contact them directly.

Fight Stigma

Know the Truth

  • Mental health problems affect almost every family in America.
  • People living with mental illness make important contributions.
  • People who suffer a mental health crisis can recover, often through therapy, medication and support.
  • Fear of discrimination is a key barrier to seeking help.

Use the Truth

  • Learn and share the facts about mental illness and suicide.
  • Treat people who live with mental illness with dignity and respect.
  • Support community resources for people who live with mental illness and their friends and family.