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 three 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! 

Hispanic/Latino communities (in English)

Hispanic/Latino communities (in Spanish)

Military communities, service members, veterans, and their families

Prince Harry PSA

2015 Launch PSA with Michelle Obama

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

2018 Jumbotron PSA

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our 2018 “It’s time to Change Direction” PSA possible, especially the following individuals:

Geoffrey Frankel, Whitney Showler, Mey Goodloe, Levi Kaminkowitz, Devon McKinney, Malorie Mason, Whitney Saxton, Nate Weaver, and Pollution Studios

Volunteers: Annie Grunwald and Stephanie Juarez 

Talent: Stephanie Bignault, Liam Cronin, Tina Cruikshank, Taylor Marie Fowler, Chris Davenport, Angela Henderson, Lisa Kimberly, Tiffany Le, Davis Noir, Kavindar Singh, Dominic West  

2016 Jumbotron PSA

2017 Healthy Habit Jumbotron PSA

*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