Search for Compassion

“My entry shows my experience as a student who has to attend high school on a tele-conferencing robot because of my disability. The scenes show every day life with the robot at school. The robot is always alone, with crowds of students passing by without acknowledging me. I would like to advocate for other students to show compassion for myself and other kids and teens who deal with disabilities.”

The Importance of Respect

“Our word for this month’s prompt is ‘Respect’ to describe the world we envision that supports youth mental health. There are multiple ways of showing respect and it all comes down to each and everyone of us.”


“Belief has the power to change your whole outlook of your situation.”

Made Not Born

“When I asked my class what word described their vision of Mental Health at our school, they all thought of the same thing. At our school they are leaders – they promote Mental Health – offer help and assistance to anyone that needs it – they are aware and feel responsible. They have learned from their partnership with Directing Change and RCOE that the future is up to them! We have to work together within our school and our community to bring awareness and help to those that need it… that requires leadership.”

Finish Strong

A guy is struggling with grades and mental health gets offered to run for the track team and enjoys it, ultimately finding his anchor.

Two sides to every story

This video shows two students who are going through tough experiences that they can’t handle on their own. When they meet each other everything calms and they use each other as their “anchor.” We thought that we could help encourage others to find someone who can help them.

My Anchor is Hope

Many feel that there is no hope in the future, and that they can’t find an anchor for themselves. I just want to share that there is a hope, and many might find my source of hope unexpected, but I know it’s true.


Whenever I feel down or lonely, I find comfort in my friends. I like feeling the comfort that I get when I am surrounded with familiar faces. That is why in this animation, I created the image of me being happy while being surrounded by my friends.


My entry is about my friends and how I enjoy hanging out with them. My submission relates back to the required content because my video shows my anchor.

The Feeling of Finding Your Anchor

My submission shows what life is like when you find yourself living in the moment instead of worrying about the before and after, your purpose, and the little things that keep you going. Imagine having scenes of your life play back right in front of you, and you suddenly reminisce all that is good. All the amazing things you have experienced and can look forward to. It also shows it is okay not to have a dream, and you can just aspire to be happy and have fun.