Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
To Get Started:
Hope and Justice
Hope and Justice Winners
A heartfelt thank you to the many judges that had the difficulty task of picking this year’s winning films. Learn about our judges here
Text TEEN to 839836 between 6pm and 9pm daily to connect with other peers. You are not alone!
How many warning signs for suicide do you know?
Get inspired! Use the winning films to promote prevention efforts at your school and in your community. View films here.
If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately: 1-800-273-8255This is a free 24-hour hotline.