Student Video Contest - Directing Change

UC teamed up with Directing Change for the 2014 Student Video Contest. The contest is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. Our students were encouraged to create 60 second public service announcements in one of two categories, Suicide Prevention and Ending the Silence on Mental Illness. Students were responsible for researching the topic and adhering to best practices in media depictions of mental health. We were impressed by the student response to this competition with over 32 submissions during our first year of participation!


You can learn more about the contest and view our 2014 winning videos below: 

Suicide Prevention


pain never last

First Place Winner - "Pain Never Lasts"

By Jared Odom and Morrise Richardson 

UC Riverside  


Second Place Winner - "Push" 

By Gabe Fox and Carter Hiyama 

UC Santa Barbara 


Third Place Winner - "Paper" 

By Rhiann Hang Lam Suen

UC San Diego



Honorable Mention - "Labyrinth"

By Mich Dahl

UC Santa Barbara 


you are important

Honorable Mention -  "You are Important"

By Weixin Liao, Ya Gong and Jiayi Tao 

 UC San Diego

army of love

Honorable Mention -  "Army of Love"

By Ed Ju and Marisa Morton 

 UC Davis


Ending the Silence on Mental Illness 

    We are Human

First Place Winner - "We are all Human"

By Kathleen Oum 

UC Santa Barbara 

Say Something Image

Second Place Winner - "Say Something" 

By Ulysses Savage and Jessica Rosas 

UC San Diego 


not to be ignored

Third Place Winner - "Not to be Ignored" 

By Kennan Conner and Salvatore Angrisani

UC Merced 


break the silence

Honorable Mention - "Break the Silence"

By Nick Randhawa

UC Berkeley 

Honorable Mention -  "Fighters"

By Jason Ted Chang, Jenny Ly, Eric Han and Andrew Heideman 

UC San Diego