Students throughout California are invited to Direct Change by submitting 60-second films in two categories: “Suicide Prevention” and “Ending the Silence about Mental Illness”. The winning teams and their associated schools will win prizes, receive mental health or suicide prevention programs for their schools, get to participate in a meeting with state legislators on these topics, and attend the award ceremony at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Visit the campaign website for contest rules and information: www.directingchange.org .
Submission Deadlines: February 1, 2015.
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DVDs of the 2014 finalists and promotional flyers are available upon request. Please contact Lauren Hee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-567-0163.
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