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If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. This is a free 24-hour hotline. (Press 1 for a dedicated line for veterans and their families).  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 (For support or questions after 5pm)

Devin Saragosa-Harris: 858.324.4846 

Emma Spiekerman: 707.394.8708 

Jana Sczersputowski: 858.740.4381

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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.
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.
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