A group of students at New Technology High School were awarded a top prize in a student video contest titled Directing Change.
Directing Change is a part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and promote the mental health and wellness of students.
The New Tech students’ video, “Just Takes One,” won first prize in the suicide prevention category for Regions 4 and 5, which encompass most of the Bay Area.
The students — Wei-Qi Ooi, Camille Mercier, Max Lustig, and Megan Potter — were awarded $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their school.
To view the students’ video, visit directingchange.org/just-takes-one/