This webinar will provide suicide prevention information for parents, including:
* Recognizing warning signs for suicide
* How to have a conversation with your teen about your concerns
* Actions to take if your teen is having suicidal thoughts
* Tips and resources to support emotional and mental health during COVID-19
* Information about raising resilient teens
The Directing Change Program & Film Contest is an evaluated youth engagement program. Directing Change engages students and young people throughout California to learn about the topics of suicide prevention and mental health by creating short films that are used to support awareness, education, and advocacy efforts on these topics. Youth apply information about mental health and suicide prevention to create their own unique message about these topics for their peers. Through the creative process of filmmaking young people are engaged via all methods of the learning spectrum: to see, experience, discuss, and apply. These students are recognized for their efforts at a red-carpet award ceremony and their films help impact social change at their schools and in their communities. The Directing Change Program and Film Contest was launched as a demonstration initiative as part of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement and funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). The program was created by and has been implemented since 2013 by Your Social Marketer, Inc. As of December 20, 2017 the Directing Change Program and Film Contest is a nonprofit organization.