Directing Change

The Directing Change program invites high school and UC students throughout California to submit 60-second films in two categories: suicide prevention and ending the silence of mental illness. The purpose of the program is to educate and engage students through the film making process resulting in positive behavior change towards peers and in creating long term leaders, advocates and compassionate community members; to promote school-based prevention programs; to support education and advocacy efforts through showing of films; and to expose reporters and community members to safe messaging guidelines.  The program website offers information about the program, a wide range of educational resources for students and schools and student-produced films that can be viewed and downloaded.