Upon his retirement as a Colusa County Mental Health Board member, Leo Steidlmayer of Colusa was recently recognized for his years of dedication and service not only as a board member but as an advocate for mental health.
Mental Health Services Act coordinator Dereck Parks and peer support specialist Valerie Stirling presented Steidlmayer with an engraved award in recognition of his efforts.
As to his tenure on the Board Steidlmayer commented that he wanted to do something in the community that would make a difference.
“I believe that good things are being accomplished here through the Behavioral Health Department in Colusa County,” he said.
He added that he is especially supportive the Stamp Out Stigma program and in the Safe Haven Drop-In Center.
Steidlmayer worked in support of establishing the Center while on the mental health board.
“It is through these programs that individuals are encouraged to take the first step to recovery,” he said.
“It is important that we take the first step.”