Directing Change

For Youth

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Lifeline Crisis Chat: (available 24/7) 
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 4CHANGE to 741-741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

The Trevor Project Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Know the Signs: This website provides information on warning signs, how to find the words to offer help, and local resources in every county.

Youth Suicide Warning Signs: This page provides a list of youth warning signs for suicide and information about what you can do to help.

Suicide Prevention 101 Prezi PresentationThis suicide prevention 101 presentation is intended to cover the basics of suicide prevention and provide background for films entered into the suicide prevention category.

Educational Videos: These educational videos are produced by some of the Directing Change Team that discuss various suicide prevention topics.

Mental Health

Each Mind This site includes facts about mental illness and stigma, personal stories from people experiencing mental health challenges, as well as information and resources about how we can all support those experiencing a mental health challenge and get invovled in the movement to advance mental health for all.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): On this website you’ll learn about mental health conditions, find support and learn how to help support others. The website encourages people to share their own stories and get involved in advocacy in their local community to support and improve the lives of the millions of Americans who face mental illness every day.

Educational Videos: These educational videos are produced by NAMI California and discuss various mental health topics. Its purpose is to provide more information to students and teachers that will help inspire the filmmaking process.


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.
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