Second place UC winner Courtney Loi arriving on the red carpet
Second place regional winners in the Suicide Prevention Cateogry, Jaron Hernandez and Paolet Guzman
Pleasant Valley HS/ Butte County ROP student winners Jake Frank, Sarah Gray, Skyler Ramsden and Madison Royal
Third Place winners in the Ending the Silence Category, UC Davis students Sarah Raphael, Prakruti Nandendla, Nick Pasco and Javi Perez
Students with Producer Bradley Buecker after a Meet and Greet Lunch
Writer and Producer Michael Gilvary, Singer/Songwriter Meredith O’Connor, Directing Change Suicide Prevention Specialist Stan Collins. and Producer Bradley Buecker
Senator Mark Leno
1st Place winner in the Ending the Silence Category, Katrina Fernandez, for the film “Hurdles”
3rd Place winners in the Suicide Prevention Category for “The Signs”: Kimberly Stratton, Stephen Gracia, Thomas Foroughi and Tyler Casalini
1st Place winner in the Suicide Prevention Category, Brenda Vang for her film “There is Always Hope”
3rd Place winners in the Ending the Silence Category, Michael Abshear and Noah Spahn with Natalie Monroe and Beenish Farooqi, 2nd Place winners in the Suicide Prevention Category
UC 1st Place winner Steven Le for his film “Bricks”, with Judy Sakaki and Stan Collins
UC 1st Place winners Jonathan Coria and Devyani Rana with Directing Change’s Stan Collins and UC Vice President of Student Affairs Judy Sakaki
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.