Recently Siskiyou fire fighters participated in the #22PushupChallenge. The #22PushupChallange was started by the Veteran empowerment group Honor Courage Commitment to support veterans and raise awareness for mental health challenges they face. It is estimated that 22 Veterans will die from suicide everyday. Here is a link to the video of the event.
The Behavioral Health Division provides a broad range of mental health and substance use disorder services. Specially trained county behavioral health staff members provide services in cooperation with community agencies and private health care providers. Behavioral Health serves seriously mentally ill adults and emotionally disturbed children, people of any age in a major crisis, and those whose lives are impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Individuals who are eligible for Medi-Cal under a managed care plan called the Mental Health Plan (MHP) are eligible for services at Behavioral Health. Services can assist clients with improving their family and social relationships and life functioning.