The Campaign to Change Direction
We know the Five Signs. Do you?
America is at a crossroads when it comes to how our society addresses mental health. We know that one in five of our citizens has a diagnosable mental health condition and that more Americans are expected to die this year by suicide than in car accidents.
While many of us are comfortable acknowledging publicly our physical suffering, for which we almost always seek help, many more of us privately experience mental suffering, for which we almost never reach out.
The Campaign to Change Direction, a national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America, encourages Americans to care for their mental well-being just as they do their physical well-being. Led by Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to the military and veteran community, Change Direction addresses common barriers to understanding mental health and raises awareness about Five Signs that may indicate someone is suffering emotionally and needs help.
With over 180 partner organizations using their unique skills and opportunities to spread awareness, this collective impact effort will reach over 200 million Americans over the next five years.
ThriveLogic is a Regional Partner representing The Campaign to Change Direction.
Grammy Award winner Chris Stapleton used his impressive talent and powerful music to create a video, Fire Away about the painful topic of suicide.
Fire Away has the potential to engage our nation in a conversation that is greatly needed around the Five Signs of emotional suffering.
Alert: This video may be difficult to watch and contains images related to suicide.