Chris Stapleton Joins the Campaign to Change Direction

Alert: This video may be difficult to watch and contains images related to suicide.

The Campaign to Change Direction is a national initiative designed to change the culture of mental health. The Campaign encourages us all to learn and share the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering:

  • change in personality
  • agitation
  • withdrawal
  • decline in personal care
  • hopelessness

We would like to thank Chris and Morgane Stapleton for their compassion, courage and willingness to step up to create this important story – and the entire Stapleton team for their support of our mission. We would also like to thank actors Ben Foster and Margarita Levieva for their inspired and compelling performances. Finally, we would like to thank Tim Mattia whose direction brought Chris’ vision into focus. By lending their talent and their voices, these fine artists are helping us change the culture of mental health.

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Five Signs

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together we can #ChangeMentalHealth

Making of the Fire Away Music Video

Mr. Stapleton’s first ever music video addresses the difficult subjects of suicide and mental health. The video is powerful and emotionally poignant. Mr. Stapleton had the notion of pairing his song with a video concept that would raise awareness of an important issue.

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