About The Campaign to Change Direction
The Campaign to Change Direction, a international initiative to change the culture of mental health, encouraging everyone to care for their mental well-being just as they do their physical well-being. The campaign is led by Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to the military community and other at risk populations. Change Direction addresses common barriers to understanding mental health and raises awareness about Five Signs that may indicate someone is suffering emotionally and needs help: change in personality, agitation, withdrawal, decline in personal care, and hopelessness. More than 600 partner organizations are using their unique skills and opportunities to spread awareness. Furthermore, in 2017, Talinda Bennington partnered with Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, President and Founder of Give an Hour, to create 320 Changes Direction – a new component of the Campaign to Change Direction. 320 Changes Direction was named in honor of Talinda’s late husband Chester Bennington- father of six, philanthropist, and lead singer of Linkin Park- who died by suicide in July, 2017. Talinda serves as Ambassador for the Campaign to Change Direction and Founding Partner of 320 Changes Direction. Organizations and individuals who are interested in learning more or making a pledge can visit www.changedirection.org.
The Campaign to Change Direction Registered charity number 611493378