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About Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is the seat of regional administration for Sonoma County in California. It was founded in 1833 and is home to around 176,000 people. Since 2010, Santa Rosa’s population has increased by more than 4%.

In Santa Rosa, roughly 87% of residents who are 25 years of age or older have graduated from high school. About 31% of people in the same age group have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. The average yearly salary in Santa Rosa is $31,600.

Mental Health in Santa Rosa

Each year, approximately 20% of Sonoma County residents experience a mental health issue that affects their ability to function. Roughly 31% of youths in the county have depression. Sonoma County has a suicide rate of over 12 per 100,000 people, compared to less than 10 per 100,000 people in the state of California. Some mental health experts believe stigma, inadequate preventative measures, and limited screening may hinder residents from seeking professional care. 

County supervisors believe some residents of Santa Rosa may experience adverse mental health issues in the aftermath of the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Thousands of people lost their homes in this historic wildfire. These disastrous events have contributed to increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression in the city.

References:

  1. Board of Supervisors sounds alarm over potential mental health crises caused by Sonoma County fires. (2017, November 14). The Press Democrat. Retrieved from http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7640225-181/board-of-supervisors-sounds-alarm?ref=related
  2. Government compensation in California: Santa Rosa 2016. (2017, June 27). Retrieved from http://publicpay.ca.gov/Reports/Cities/City.aspx?entityid=497&fiscalyear=
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  4. May is mental health matters month. (2017, April 21). Retrieved from http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/News/May-is-Mental-Health-Matters-Month-2017
  5. Mental health issues increasing as Sonoma County enters new phase of fires' aftermath. (2017, November 25). The Press Democrat. Retrieved from http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7650663-181/mental-health-issues-increasing-as
  6. Quickfacts: Santa Rosa city, California. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/santarosacitycalifornia/PST045216
  7. 2016 Sonoma County community health needs assessment. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.sonomahealthaction.org/content/sites/sonoma/cnha_2016/Sonoma_CHNA_FINAL_Report.pdf