Riverside County

Directing Change is an evaluated suicide prevention and mental health program with the mission to educate young people about critical health topics through art and promote social justice and health by changing conversations in schools and communities.

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“New Beginning”


Heritage High School

Filmmaker: Genesis Morales


Events

Riverside County Schools Receive Suicide Prevention
Mini Grants

Five schools and youth-based clubs from Riverside County have been selected to receive a grant through the Directing Change Mini Grant Program this year. Each team will work with youth in their communities to teach lessons on mental health and suicide prevention and support youth as they create short films on these topics. These grantees will also be hosting events at the end of the school year to share the films and raise awareness in their communities around youth mental health and suicide prevention. Congratulations to this year’s grantees!

  • David A Brown Middle School
  • Great Oak High School’s NAMI On Campus club
  • Ramona High School’s NAMI On Campus club
  • Excelsior Charter School
  • Eagle Mountain Elementary School

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“Dear Me” Art Contest for Riverside County students.

All grades. All art forms. Submissions from Riverside County students to the regular Hope and Justice monthly art contest qualify for special recognitions and prizes. Offered in partnership by Riverside County University Health Systems and Riverside County Office of Education. Deadline May 31, 2022. Learn more here.