Riverside County Films

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.
Suicide Prevention

See The Signs

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Justin Fincher, Donald Downs, and Juressa Adams
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Advisor: Ronald Joseph De Genova
This film spreads awareness of available resources and encourages those who may be struggling to give crisis lines a chance.

Why Am I Here?

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Rania Boyer, Kassandra Ulloa, Zaid Ahmed, Kaesha Inocencio, and Camille Cruz
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Susana Callon
This film addresses the negative impact that academic and social pressures can have on youth mental health, all the while emphasizing the importance of friendship and reaching out for help.

Phone A Friend

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Elijah Drew, Diego Muñoz, and Kendra Williams
Riverside County
Grade: Other
Advisor: Truc HaMai
In "Phone a Friend," a youth struggling with suicidal thoughts reaches out to a friend who provides support.

Finding Support

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Elijah Drew, Diego Muñoz, and Kendra Williams
Riverside County
Grade: Other
Advisor: Truc HaMai
This film addresses the isolating effects of living through the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of connecting with others to maintain good mental health.

Help Wanted

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Emily Kissling
Riverside County
Grade: 9
Advisor: Jim Long
In "Help Wanted," a girl who has been facing mental health challenges finally realizes that she isn't alone and gets help.

Breaking the Silence

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Hyrum Smith, Brock Molina, Baetale Ayano, and Matthew Tapia
Riverside County
Grade: 11
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
In "Breaking the Silence," a group of youth notice that one of their friends is acting differently and becoming distant, but only one of them is brave enough to ask about suicide directly, which helps him get support.

Tug-o-War

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Joseph Cruz, Jason Chov, Peter Atwan, Reese Cash, Paul Mungia, and Abdel Mhde Awad
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Jamal Gerren
This film visualize's a young man's mental health struggle through a game of tug-o-war, ultimately showing that mental health challenges don't have to be faced alone.

The Countdown

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Skylar Alksnis and Heather Cantrell
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Linda Mathews
"The Countdown" provides a powerful example of how to support a friend in crisis.

Notice the Small Signs

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Callie DuPre, Fiona Quan, and Jackson Dimmick
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Kimberly Randall
"Notice the Small Signs" seeks to educate viewers on suicide prevention while emphasizing the importance of knowing what to look for if you suspect a friend might be struggling.

i wish…

Honorable Mention Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Hanna Rosario, Connor Hershey, Aidan Xiong, Van Rodrigues, and Andy Jorgenson
Riverside County
Grade: 11
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
This personal film seeks to share the perspective of a teenager enduring a difficult period in her life and experiencing mental health challenges.

Speaking Up

First Place Regional - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: Kaden Ammara, Kristopher Saucedo, Jayden Johns, and Gewelle Grim
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
The filmmakers behind "Speaking Up" wanted to tell a relatable story about the power of reaching out, thereby encouraging others to be open if they are ever concerned about a friend.

Voices

Second Palce - Suicide Prevention
2024
Artist: El Friedhof, Amber Frewing, Jenna Norris, and Nathaly Mora
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
"Voices" dives into the mind of a high school student considering suicide. In doing so, the film spreads awareness of suicide warning signs, encourages youth to suppour each other, and emphasizes the power of seeking help.
Mental Health

Transposed

Fifth Place Through the Lens of Culture (TIED) - Mental Health Matters
2022
Artist: Darla Salazar, Tommi Abueg, and David Contreras
RIverside County
Grade: 11
Ramona High School
Advisor: Dacy Nottingham
A film about the personal experience of a transgender youth navigating an often hostile and unhelpful society, and the impact this has on thier mental health.

Vergüenza

Third Place Through the Lens of Culture - Mental Health Matters
2022
Artist: Angelica Muñoz, Evaisa Murillo, and Carolina Muñoz
RIverside County
Grade: 10
Valley View High School
Advisor: Jim Long
A film about how a youth in the latinx community may feel shameful when experiencing signs of struggling with mental health or a mental illness.

El Secreto

Second Place Through the Lens of Culture - Mental Health Matters
2022
Artist: Mariana Vicencio-Mendiola
RIverside County
Grade: 10
Murrieta Valley High School
Advisor: Ella Harrison
A youth discusses the lack of access to mental health help and education in her community.

Solitude

First Place Through the Lens of Culture - Mental Health Matters
2022
Artist: Shea Manning, Danik Soudakoff, and Abigail Frausto
RIverside County
Grade: 12
Polytechnic High School
Advisor: John Enyeart
Film about a deaf student, who relied on lip reading, navigating the pandemic while everybody is masked.

Stronger Together

Second Place Regional - Mental Health Matters
2020
Artist: Raul Chavez, Esha Jacob, and Dylan Shifflet
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
A boy exhibits changes in his behavior and gets diagnosed with depression. His friends notice these changes and reach out to support him.

Another Light

First Place Statewide and First Place Regional - Mental Health Matters
2021
Artist: Lizzie Waddleton and Leyna Vo
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Murrieta Mesa High School
Advisor: Timeree Kristell
This film portrays two girls who reach out to people they trust and get the resources and help that they need.

Feeling Locked

First Place, Youth and Young Adults - Mental Health Matters
2017
Artist: Tyler N., Lawrence W., Zeferino M., Donny O., Jalen H., Nathaniel C., Elver V.
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Youth Treatment & Education Center
Advisor: Nancy Salcedo
This film encourages youth to open up to others about their mental health and to reach out for help.

Scribbled

First Place Statewide and First Place Regional
2018
Artist: Sophia, Perrin, Isaiah, Zoey & Riley
Riverside County
Grade: 11
Encore High School
Advisor: Jared Nelson
A boy with depression learns he’s not the only one struggling, so he shares his story to make others feel less alone.

Colors

2019
Artist: Jacob Klein & Jessica Flores
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Encore High School
Advisor: Chill Kerney
In the story we have 7 Colors and each colors has a different emotion. Red is the main person of the film red's emotion is Willpower! Each dancer has a color and a different emotion.

Awake

Third Place Regional - Mental Health Matters
2019
Artist: Off the Rails Productions
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Murrieta Mesa High School
Advisor: Timeree Kristell
Chandler realizes the difficulties he is facing through his life. His anxiety begins to overwhelm him when things in his life begin to pile on his plate. He find that he needs to talk to someone he trust about his situation and lets his mother know.

It’s More Common Than You Think

Second Place Regional - Mental Health Matters
2019
Artist: Christina Batte
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Murrieta Valley High School
Advisor: Ella Harrison
This wasn't my original film plan, but I had to improvise. I had no idea if it would even come together until i started editing it: everything fell into place. I am super satisfied with the product and hope it will affect many. The song in this film is one I wrote last year on my...

Frozen Sunshine

First Place Regional - Mental Health Matters
2019
Artist: Sophia Wolfe, Halie DeVries, Madelyn Aguilar, and Sajah Kuderman
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Encore High School
Advisor: Jared Nelson
A girl is “frozen” by her mental health challenges, but her friend directly asks her what she needs to better understand how to help.
Through the Lens of Culture

Three Of Me

Second Place - Through the Lens of Culture Group B
2024
Artist: Esmeralda Mendoza, Karson Herold, Abigail Roulette, and David Starr
Riverside County
Grade: 6
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
"Three of Me" explores the rich family history and mental health experiences of the student filmmakers behind it. The film is a reminder that youth, no matter their age, can make a difference within their homes and cultures when it comes to mental health.

Cleanse Your Mind

Fourth Place - Through the Lens of Culture Group B 2024
2024
Artist: Viviana Monroy
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Amy Leulu
The youth behind "Cleanse Your Mind" wanted to put a different spin on the topic of mental health in Latino communities by focusing on both relatable personal experiences and their positive aspects.

Mi Querido Bello

Honorable Mention - Through the Lens of Culture Group A
2024
Artist: Angelica Muñoz and Aaliyah Duran
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
This short film follows a young girl who has recently lost her grandfather. She finds herself struggling with the loss and feels like she doesn't have anyone to turn to. The main message of the film is that if you see someone struggling, you should not hesitate to help them.

United By Humanity

Honorable Mention - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: Caitlyn Garcia, Keila Esau, Angel Sosa, Nathan Johnson, Kevin Castillo, and Justin Daniel
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Anita Young, MTSS Liaison
Differences and commonalities are highlighted between a group of students, who share a message of unity and understanding.

We’re Still Human

Honorable Mention - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: Riley Barnhart, Gabriella Williams, Kathryn McChesney
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Advisor: Kimberly Randall
The filmmakers shared, "Our team at TVHS decided to create 'We're Still Human' to spread awareness of the effects social isolation and alienation can have on a deaf or hard-of-hearing person."

Through the Lens of Culture

Honorable Mention - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: Taliyah Randolph, Xitlali Natividad, and Frida Arriaga
Riverside County
Grade: 11
Advisor: Rosalva Campos
The filmmakers shared, "Our group decided to interview our fellow peers from school to hear their individual perspective on the topic of Mental Health in their culture."

Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer, or Failure

Fifth Place - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: Brooke Gondal
Riverside County
Grade: 7
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
The filmmaker shared, "My entry is about the pressure that South Asian kids have on their shoulders and how it can affect them."

I Need Help Getting Help

First Place - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: Sarah Everett
Riverside County
Grade: 9
Advisor: Ella Harrison
Through a poignant poem, a young black girl fights against systemic racism, ultimately celebrating herself and her possibilites.

Mal Diagnosticado

Honorable Mention - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: Angelica Muñoz
Riverside County
Grade: 11
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
The filmmaker shared, "This film is about my own personal journey with mental health, and how I was misdiagnosed with stomach virus when in reality it was anxiety. I made this film to educate parents and students that sometimes something that might seem as a common illness might be a mental illness."

Silenced

Third Place (TIED) - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: Michael Lopez, Darla Salazar, Tommi Abueg, Vivian Saavedra, Adrian Marmolejo, Alan Sampel, Valery Armenta, Cassandra Macedonio, and Olivia Chavez
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Dacy Nottingham
The filmmaker shared, "Our film was specifically about being part of the LGBTQ+ community and the struggles within it. We want people to know that although not everyone will accept you, there are other people who will; you are not a problem."

Alone

Honorable Mention - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: Valery Armenta, Olivia Chavez, Sofia Vazquez, Daisy perez, Crystal Ixmay, Ashely Padilla, Dacy Nottingham, and Jocelyn Juan-Linares
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Advisor: Dacy Nottingham
The filmmakers shared, "Our entry is about the struggles that the language barrier has created for students in the school environment.."

Be the change

Honorable Mention - Through the Lens of Culture
2023
Artist: David Watson and Vince Gurrola
Riverside County
Grade: 11
Advisor: Anita Young, MTSS Liaison
A film about how to work through generational trauma in Hispanic households by starting conversations about mental health and validating the emotions of loved ones.
SanaMente

Puedo Enfrentarlo

First Place - SanaMente
2021
Artist: Gabriela Sanchez Flores, Jocelyn Pacheco, Justin Quick, and Mark Wysocki
Riverside County
Grade: 8
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
A pair of girls discuss the pressure they carry to succeed but also rely on their family and resources.

Primer Generación

Third Place - SanaMente
2021
Artist: Erica Barron and Julia Aversa
Riverside County
Grade: 9
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Advisor: Jacob Fuller
A young girl shares how the pressure of being a first-generation American affects her wellbeing and not being able to share her feelings with her family.

La Vida Nunca Para

Second Place - SanaMente
2019
Artist: Andrea Leon
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Encore High School
Advisor: Jared Nelson
In the Latino community, having a lot on your plate and being constantly busy may seem like a positive thing; but many don't consider the negative effects it has on someone. It leads to mental health issues such as high-stress levels and anxiety that causes life to feel as though it is moving too fast and...
Animated Short

Yellow

Honorable Mention - Animated Short
2021
Artist: Eunice Saba
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Vista del Lago High School
Advisor: Cindi Dolan
A film about the how the pandemic affects our mental health and how to directly ask the question to someone who shows the warning signs of suicide.

You Are Not Alone

Honorable Mention - Animated Short
2020
Artist: Brianna Oliverio and Jacob Hereford
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Murrieta Valley High School
Advisor: Ella Harrison
A friend notices a student is acting differently and talks to a counselor who provides the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The friend reaches out and helps the student.
Walk in Our Shoes

You’re Not Alone

Honorable Mention - Walk in Our Shoes - The Superhero in Each of Us
2023
Artist: Lena Phan and Alezza Gallegos
Riverside County
Grade: 7
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
A youth who feels isolated and displays warning signs of suicide decides to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Why It Matters

Honorable Mention - Walk in Our Shoes - What is Mental Health
2023
Artist: Genaro De La Fuente, Charles Tran, and Elidia Lopez
Riverside County
Grade: 8
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
A film that expresses the challenges that middle school students face when coping with mental health issues and and the message that the mental health of each student matters.

Check On Your Friends

First Place (TIED) - Walk in Our Shoes - Words Matter
2023
Artist: Elidia Lopez, Charles Tran, Rene Ordoñez, and Ariadna “Ace” Nicanor
Riverside County
Grade: 8
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
Though some may hide their emotions better than others, this film serves as a reminder that it's important to check in on friends.

Clarity

Second Place - Walk in Our Shoes - What is Mental Health
2023
Artist: Kayla Chase, Sarina Adame, and Alexa Garcia
Riverside County
Grade: 8
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
A film about how mental health challenges can permeate all aspects of life, but that help and hope is always there.

Basketball Hero

Fourth Place Walk in Our Shoes – The Superhero in Each of Us
2022
Artist: Jerren White and Stephen Anderson
RIverside County
Grade: 7
Mountain View Middle School
Advisor: Noal Garrett
A youth experiencing mental health challenges loses interest in basketball, and reaches out to his coach for help.

Unfiltered

Third Place Walk in Our Shoes (TIED) – What is Mental Health
2022
Artist: Crista Kerr, Kayla Chase, and Angel Martinez
RIverside County
Grade: 8
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
A film about social media and the pressures on youth to filter their images.

Consider The Following

Fourth Place Walk in Our Shoes – What is Mental Health
2022
Artist: Elidia Lopez, Raiden Scharsch, Eduardo Martinez, and Jayden Kong
RIverside County
Grade: 8
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
A film about mental health and resources available for youth if they are in need of help.

The Overcomer

Second Place - Walk in Our Shoes: The Superhero in Each of Us
2021
Artist: Mark Wysocki
Riverside County
Grade: 7
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
The Superhero that resides in each one of us can be found! Mark is an animator, and he shows us that understanding the choices we face and choosing to reach for light in the darkness is so important. In a 100% virtual environment, creating this animated PSA was a huge accomplishment as well as an eye...

My Life

Third Place - Walk in Our Shoes: What is Mental Health
2020
Artist: Ruben Martinez
Riverside County
Grade: 7
Mountain View Middle School
Advisor: Noal Garrett
A boy is diagnosed with ADHD, feels alone and is struggling in school until he reaches out for help and starts to see the light.

Make Your Mark

First Place - Walk in Our Shoes: What is Mental Health
2020
Artist: Jazmine Carillo, Natasha Powers, Jocelyn Pacheco, Tiffany Bravo, Casandra Viscarra and Crista Kerr
Riverside County
Grade: 8
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
A girl hides her true feelings behind a smile and laughter until she finds friends that like her for who she is. She finds power and strength in expressing and being her real self.

Keep an Eye on Me

Second Place - Walk in Our Shoes: The Superhero in Each of Us
2019
Artist: Angelo Gilbert, Katelyn Dwelley, Ellis Garrett & Madeline Bielman
Riverside County
Grade: 8
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
A student describes his struggles with depression and loneliness and expresses how his friends give him hope.
Hope and Justice

ME

First Place Hope and Justice
2024
Artist: Daniel Gonzalez
Riverside County
Grade: 9
Heritage High School
Advisor: Nicholis Kalantar
The film is about finding hope in things, like practicing different methods of self-care and seeking help from others (such as licensed professionals, friends, or family).

Get Better

Honorable Mention Hope and Justice
2024
Artist: Joseph Randall and Michael scott
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Valley View High School
Advisor: Jim Long
This film is a story about a boy's mental health journey.

Big Sad Wolf

Honorable Mention Monthly Prompt - Middle School
2024
Artist: Brooke Gondal, Cyrus Maranto, and Melissa Fernandez
Riverside County
Grade: 8
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
Our submission relates back to the submission's criteria because the wolf wants to talk to the three little pigs but the pigs keep running away from him, so the wolf now feels like a bother.

Denial

First Place Monthly Prompt - Middle School
2024
Artist: River Reyes
Riverside County
Grade: 8
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
My short video portrays the complex relationship I have with my parents as a transgender teenager. The end poem is a direct call out to the fact that my parents fully know that I'm trans, yet every time it is brought up in a conversation, they act as if it’s their first time hearing it. The...

Pain Has No Age

Third Place Tied Monthly Prompt - Film - High School
2024
Artist: Sarah Everett and Lexis Henry
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Murrieta Valley Highschool
Advisor: Amanda Dabbous
You never know what someone is going through until they tell you, so this film/podcast gave me an opportunity to become closer with teammates, advisors, and friends – they trusted me enough to share their mental health, and I’m hoping other teens will want to share their mental health after watching this.

Pain Has No Age

Third Place Tied Monthly Prompt - Film - High School
2024
Artist: Sarah Everett and Lexis Henry
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Murrieta Valley High School
Advisor: Amanda Dabbous
You never know what someone is going through until they tell you, so this film/podcast gave me an opportunity to become closer with teammates, advisors, and friends – they trusted me enough to share their mental health, and I’m hoping other teens will want to share their mental health after watching this.

These Days

First Place Monthly Prompt - Original Music
2023
Artist: Chidike John Nwankwo & Jayden Mendoza
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Advisor: Robin Luther
These Days states issues that people with poor mental health may face, and brings awareness to common feelings that we all might relate to at times in our life. It's a struggle and constant cycle to break free of depression while trying to feel happiness a person once had. We feel that both composing and listening...

The First Thing I Do When I Get Home

First Place Monthly Prompt - Film & Written Works
2023
Artist: River Reyes
Riverside County
Grade: 8
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
“An anchor doesn’t have to be one thing, and it doesn’t have to be one hundred. Anchors are whatever you want them to be as long as you feel they’re helping you be the best version of yourself you can be.”

Dear Music, You’re my Anchor

Honorable Mention September TikTok Challenge
2023
Artist: Andre Garca, Edward Palafox, and Zerubbabel Beal
Riverside County
Grade: 6
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
"We choice this category to spread awareness to those who need it."

Pick Up Your Trash

First Place April Monthly Prompt
2023
Artist: Jayden England
Riverside County
Grade: 8
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
The Earth is slowly getting ruined and I want to share to try and raise awareness. We can all do our part.

Teens and Opioids

Honorable Mention - RUHS Substance Use Awareness
2023
Artist: Sammantha Campos, Nicole Diaz, and Ryan Curan
Riverside County
Grade: 10
Indio Teen Center
Advisor: Rosalva Campos
Mental health is affected by drugs. Decided to focus on opioid use since we had the lesson plan on them but figured most people have heard of it but don’t know the facts.

Drugs and Youth

Honorable Mention - RUHS Substance Use Awareness
2023
Artist: Azriyel Mancilla, Cristian Ceja, and Christian Torres Angulo
Riverside County
Grade: 12
Indio Teen Center
Advisor: Rosalva Campos
We have been doing this TikTok videos for a while at school about dumb stuff and when approached by our ITC Advisor to do this we figured it would be fun and easy. Drugs are a problem, we don’t have access to our restrooms because of the problem.

It’s Up To Us

2nd Place - RUHS Substance Use Awareness
2023
Artist: Genaro De La Fuente, Charles Tran, and Michael Ordoñez
Riverside County
Grade: 8
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
It's Up To Us defines the responsibility youth have to help their peers understand the issues surrounding opioid crisis. Knowing what you're facing and how to respond to it can be the difference between life and death. The leadership students at David A Brown have committed to reaching the youth of California by presenting this important...

Proud to be Different

Second Place Monthly Prompt - Film and Written Works
2023
Artist: Cande Torres
Riverside County
Grade: 8
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
My entry is about students at my school and the diversity that we have. We are all different and we are proud of it. We are "more than one" but we are still together and we support each other.

The Way Of Music – Who is She TBH

Honorable Mention January Monthly Prompt TikTok Challenge
2023
Artist: Cande Torres and Simarin Rait
Riverside County
Grade: 7
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
"My video is about music and the way that music can bring hope to others. The meaning of music for me is it can make you express what you want to feel. The fact that music can just make you fall into it. Also, music can help just by listening to it you can just get...

Heroic Goals

Honorable Mention January Monthly Prompt TikTok Challenge
2023
Artist: Benjamin Seay Mcgee
Riverside County
Grade: 7
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
"My piece is about my goals for 2023."

Hopes for LMMS 2023

Honorable Mention January Monthly Prompt TikTok Challenge
2023
Artist: Lena Pham and Alezza Gallegos
Riverside County
Grade: 7
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
“Our entry is about interviewing students at Landmark Middle School from six through eighth grade. We asked them about their hopes for this school year and they gave a short, descriptive response.”

A Brick Wall

Third Place Monthly Prompt - Film and Written Works
2022
Artist: Christian Bolanos
Riverside County
Grade: 7
Landmark Middle School
Advisor: Vanessa Hoang
My film talks who my mental heath hero is and why they helped me.

My Hero

Honorable Mention Monthly Prompt - Film and Written Works
2022
Artist: Nicole Vincent
Riverside County
Grade: 7
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
I am lucky. There are so many people around me that I consider to be a hero, but the one that helps me the most mentally and physically is my mother. She is everything to me, and always has been. I know that I will always need her, and I'm thankful that she is my Mental...

Made Not Born

First Place Monthly Prompt - Film and Written Works
2022
Artist: Kalani Mativa, Elidia Lopez, Arianna Cravens
Riverside County
Grade: 8
David A Brown Middle School
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
"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...