Directing Change

  • Contest

    DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2015

    CA HS and UC students are invited to submit 60 sec. films in two categories: Suicide Prevention or Ending the Silence of Mental Illness. Review the contest rules.

  • Intent

    Win a GoPro HERO3 Camera!

    For every Intent to Direct we receive (and film submission), the lead student on the form will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro HERO3 Camera.

  • Notes

    GET STARTED

    Everything you need to get started! Submission tool box, check list, tip sheets and resources.

  • Submit

    CASH PRIZES, RED CARPET & MORE

    Winners visited the Capitol, walked the red carpet, and met with director and actor from the hit TV series Glee. View this clip from the 2014 award ceremony.

  • Contest

    VIEW AND DOWNLOAD FILMS

    Get inspired! Use the winning films to promote prevention efforts at your school and in your community. View films here.

  • Thank You

    THANK YOU PUGH FOUNDATION

    Directing Change appreciates the generous financial support from the Pugh Foundation. Learn more.

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.
The contest 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 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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