Prevention Programs

General Info

Mental health is a major component to an individual’s overall well being. It plays a role in our overall ability to handle stress, contribute to our community, and work productively. We all experience different levels of mental health throughout our lives and responding to challenges early on offers the best chance for recovery.

Tehama County Behavioral Health Services offers parenting classes, suicide prevention services, and implements “Each Mind Matters”, a statewide movement to increase community awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.


  • Nurturing Parenting:

    The Nurturing Parenting program provides parents with the opportunity to learn new skills and strategies to help make parenting easier and more rewarding for both the parent and the child. Special focus areas include, but are not limited to, teen parents, parents who are in recovery, and those who are trying to break free from unhealthy parenting patterns. Classes are free and can vary in length between 12-25 sessions. For more information contact Behavioral Health at 530-527-8491 ext. 3068. Nurturing Parenting classes are currently enrolling, check out our informational flyer here.


  • Mental Health First Aid:

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Mental Health First Aid teaches risk factors and warning signs, it also provides information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders. This workshop provides a 5-step action plan to assist someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis and gives direction for getting help.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – (ASIST):

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is the world’s leading suicide intervention model shown to significantly reduce suicidality. During a two-day interactive workshop, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is for anyone desiring to learn the skills to intervene and save a life. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.

  • safeTALK:

    safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps, this training is approximately 3-4 hours.

Free Workshops

To register for our free workshops, contact Behavioral Health!

Check out our calendar for upcoming Behavioral Health Outreach Events!

Mental Health Month Activities