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Health Care Student: It's "a crime' to put negative labels on the mentally ill

October 2, 2015

My first encounter as an individual with mental illness began before I was aware of the symptoms of the disease. Drinking and substance abuse was a way that members of my family dealt with their problems, which I assumed was normal.

"What Those Left Behind Wish They Had Said" - A Shasta Lake Teen's "Get Well Card" for Her Friend Who Cuts

December 5, 2014

Why don't many people send Get Well cards for loved ones with mental health struggles? One Central Valley High School student saw through the stigma and created this artistic work for a friend.

Cutting Stigma with Words: The Hope Is Alive Open Mic Night

September 22, 2014

During Suicide Prevention Week, some of Redding's talented musicians, hip hop artists and spoken word poets got together to bust stigma at the "Hope Is Alive" Open Mic Night.

"18 Years" - Dairrien's Song about Surviving High School

July 8, 2014

Dairrien Call is an 18-year-old musician who graduated from Anderson New Technology High School this year.

Cole's Journey through Depression in Photos

June 11, 2014

Cole Arlandson is a recent Anderson New Tech grad and Cottonwood resident who believes there needs to be more mental health services for young people. He expresses himself through photography.