Help Change the Direction of Mental Health:
Learn the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering

One in five people in the United States has a diagnosable mental health condition.*

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) produced four public service announcements (PSAs) as part of a co-sponsorship agreement with Give an Hour for the Campaign to Change Direction. The PSAs are designed to:

  1. Promote public education and awareness about mental health
  2. Educate our communities about the Five Signs of emotional suffering
  3. Identify resources so those in need can access help
  4. Encourage compassion and support for individuals with mental health challenges

All of these PSAs are available for your use. Share them and email us at if you need the file! 

Military communities, service members, veterans, and their families

Adolescent and young adults ages 14 to 20

Hispanic/Latino communities (in English)

Hispanic/Latino communities (in Spanish)

2016 Jumbotron PSA

2015 Launch PSA with Michelle Obama

Additional PSAs featuring Michelle Obama and Dr. Biden are available here.

*Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 16-4984, NSDUH Series H-51). Rockville, MD. Retrieved from