Directing Change Statewide Finalists


Suicide Prevention Category

Hey, I’m Allen
Los Angeles County
Loyola High School
Student Name(s): Angel Lopez
Advisor Name: Chris Walter

The Messages
Los Angeles County
Sunland Christian School
Student Name(s): Tatiana Samano
Advisor Name: Terry Neven

Suicide PSA-Drew (Tell Someone)
San Diego County
Del Norte High School
Student Name(s): Megan Drew and Lindsay Stevens
Advisor Name: Steve Holstrom

Honorable Mention: Make a Change
(Does not advance to public voting)
Sonoma County
Analy High School
Student Name(s): Kendra Goff
Advisor Name: Anne Humphrey

Eliminating Stigma Category

More Than a Mental Illness
Sonoma County
Montgomery High School
Student name(s): Emma Spiekerman
Advisor name: Steven Forrest

Become a Friend
San Diego County
San Diego High School of Business
Student name(s): Antonio Pernicano, Adrian Ross, Luis Tagudar, Kenneth Rizo
Advisor name: Daren Sparks

Spencer Wilson 2013
Marin County
Novato High School
Student name(s): Spencer Wilson
Advisor name: Peter Ornstein

Honorable Mention: Emily’s Monster
(Does not advance to public voting)
Los Angeles County
California Virtual Academies
Student name(s): Jackelyn Dorado
Advisor name: Stacey Millar de Barrios

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.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Your Social Marketer, Inc.