Campaign to change direction

Date: 2015
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Website
Author:  Give an Hour
Publisher:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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This nation-wide communications campaign is designed to change the story of mental health across the nation by urging all Americans to learn the five signs that someone might be in distress and need help: personality change, agitation, withdrawal, poor self-care, hopelessness. The launch was announced by the First Lady Michelle O'Bama in 2015 at Joining Forces, an effort providing support for service members, veterans, and their families.

Populations:  Military Service Members and Veterans
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training, New and Social Media, Communications and Outreach