Video contest for CA youth on preventing suicide & stigma

December 19, 2012

Students throughout California are invited to Direct Change by submitting 60-second videos in two categories: suicide prevention and eliminating stigma about mental illness. The winning teams and their associated schools will win cash prizes, qualify to win suicide prevention programs for their schools and will be recognized at an award ceremony at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

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.

  • Visit the campaign website for contest rules and information:  The submission deadline is March 1, 2013. 
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