GOOD Mental health is critical to everyone. Unfortunately, limited funding, resources and cultural barriers prevent people from receiving help when they need it. Through A Week to Change Direction and the support of this community, we are working to change that.
A Week to Change Direction is a week of action, advocacy, culture change and fundraising for and by organizations, corporations, universities, communities and individuals. Our aim is to increase knowledge and support for efforts that are working to change the culture of mental health globally, so that all in need receive the care and support they deserve.
A Week to Change Direction is happening anywhere and everywhere people and organizations want to Change Direction. Participants are empowered to become a part of the solution by taking actions that raise awareness in their communities.
THE FIVE SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL SUFFERING
At the heart of A Week to Change Direction is our public health effort designed to teach everyone the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering that tell us someone is in emotional pain and may need our help. In order to ensure those in need get the care and support they deserve, we must make sure that everyone, everywhere knows the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering!
If you recognize the Five Signs in someone you love, reach out, connect, inspire hope and offer to help. And if you recognize the Five Signs in yourself, reach out to someone you trust for help and support.
Learn more about the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering here.
Instructions for Using This Toolkit
We all have a critical role when it comes to changing the culture of mental health for everyone, everywhere. Below, you’ll find all the information you need to participate in an event, host your own event or generally help our communities raise awareness around key mental health topics. This toolkit is being updated regularly with new events and ways to get involved, so remember to check back often, and engage however you can!