Directing Change

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For technical problems or questions about the contest, please contact us:
Jana Sczerputowski: or by calling 858-740-4381.
Stan Collins: or by calling 619-518-2412.
To reach NAMI email:
To reach the Directing Change UC coordinator email:
To submit copyright and release forms, email or forms may be faxed to 858.408.7130.

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 (8255). 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.

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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