The Advocate is an electronic newsletter that students, advisors, and parents can use learn about the Directing Change program and various mental health and suicide prevention topics through articles, current events, and educational videos. Its purpose is to support those participating in the program with information, education, and training. The Advocate will contain Directing Change contest updates, suicide prevention and mental health information and resources, and educational videos.

Sign-up to receive “The Advocate” electronically. ┬áThe first edition will be ready by October 10th!

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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