Directing Change

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If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This is a free 24-hour hotline. (For Spanish, dial 988 and press 2). If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

Shanti Bond-Martinez:  619.786.5622

Devin Saragosa-Harris: 858.324.4846 

Emma Spiekerman: 707.394.8708 

  • Mental Health Thrival Kits: If you are interested in receiving Mental Health Thrival Kits for your school or organization, please do not fill out this contact us form, but complete a Thrival Kit Request Form here instead.

    To contact us by email, please use this form. We will get back to you promptly.
If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend, call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24/7)
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.