The idea for 320 was born out of my personal experience and the recognition that we can do better to address the needs of those who are suffering with mental health concerns and addiction. For 13 years I watched my husband Chester struggle with depression and substance use. I often felt scared and alone. I was uneducated about the challenges he faced and I wanted information – but finding answers to my questions and available help for our family was very difficult.

 

After my husband lost his battle with depression and addiction, I knew I had to make a change to the mental health landscape. I began speaking to as many mental health groups as I could find. Whitney Showler and Music For Relief have been very supportive and helpful on this journey.

 

So here is what I learned. We don’t need to create more programs – there are good ones out there. But we do need to do two things. We need to streamline access to the help that IS available. And we need to change the culture of mental health so that those in need – and their family members – are able to speak openly about their struggles so that they can seek the care they deserve.

 

I am proud to join Give an Hour, the lead organization for the Campaign to Change Direction, and the Campaign’s 500+ organizations working to drive culture change. And together with Give an Hour and other partners, we will build a new approach to ensure that those in need can easily find help – when they need it.

Executive Advisor for the Campaign to

Change Direction & Co-Founder,

320 Changes Direction

320 Festival’s mission is to help bring awareness to the importance of our mental health and provide attendees the resources they need to better care for their emotional well-being and the well-being of those they love.

 

This one-day festival will take place on May 9, 2020 at L.A. Live and feature a Community Festival, Mental Health Summit, and Benefit Concert. 15,000 people through out the day will join us in making a change.

March 9th, 2020 - 320 Conversations

USC's Bovard Hall • 3551 Trousdale Pkwy

320 Festival Announcement • Mental Health Panel • Performance

May 9th, 2020 - 320 Festival

L.A. Live Complex • 800 Olympic Blvd

Community Festival • Mental Health Summit • Benefit Concert

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15,000 PEOPLE THROUGH THE DAY

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10+ MENTAL HEALTH PANELS AND ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

MENTAL HEALTH FOCUSED AND CHANGE DRIVEN

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FAMILY FRIENDLY AND COMMUNITY ORIENTED

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USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE CLASS

FUNDRAISING

Together we have the power to help those suffering in silence.

   

We are the ones to recognize that our mental health is as important as physical health.

  

We must take action, we are the change.

PARTNERS

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NON PROFIT PARTNERS

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Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. Powered by a network on more than 800 high school and college campuses, in workplaces and communities, and through a vast public audience, Active Minds is creating communities of support and saving lives.

Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) is a national non-profit working to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Co-Founded by award-winning actor Glenn Close in 2010, BC2M’s evidence-based student-led club program promotes mental health awareness, education and a sense of community in over 275 high schools across the US. BC2M also distributes broad-based public service campaigns to millions of people each year. Learn more at www.bringchange2mind.org

Founded by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area, Give an Hour seeks to develop networks of skill-based volunteer professionals capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions prevalent within society. Since 2005, the non-profit organization has provided free mental health services to U.S. service members, veterans and their families. In 2015, Give an Hour expanded efforts to address the mental health needs of other populations, including at-risk teens, survivors of gun violence, victims of human trafficking and those affected by natural and man-made disasters. Thus far, the U.S. network of 7,000 licensed mental health professionals has provided more than 284,000 hours of care and support to those in need, valued at $28 million. Learn more at  www.giveanhour.org and

www.changedirection.org.

#HalfTheStory's mission is to empower the next generation’s relationship with social media, through advocacy, education, and providing access to resources for youth.

Rise Above The Disorder is an international non-profit dedicating to making mental health care free and available to everyone. Since 2013, RAD has helped over 29,000 people gain access to life changing mental health services, while leading the industry in creating equality in health care. We believe that everyone has a right to health, happiness, and the mental health care they deserve.

Rock to Recovery's mission is to transform lives via the powerful, healing, consoling experience of music. Through our musical programs, Rock to Recovery gives people hope, when there may be hopelessness, and shows people light when there is darkness. "Music is the Medicine!"

The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation's teens and young adults.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inspire, inform, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

The Hilinski's Hope Foundations was founded in 2018 by Mark and Kym Hilinski to honor the life of their son Tyler, who died by suicide on January 16, 2018. Tyler was a Division 1 quarterback at Washington State University and his death as a shock to those around him, including his teammates, family and friends. He showed no visible signs of depression or mental illness and must have been suffering in silence.

The Foundation's mission is to educate, advocate, and remove the stigma associated with mental illness, while funding programs that provide student athletes with the tools needed to support their mental health and wellness.

Hope for the Day(HFTD), started in 2011 by Jonny Boucher after the loss of his music industry boss/mentor, Mike Sacnland. HFTD works in 27 countries to empower the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education. By equipping communities with proper tools and raising the visibility of resources, we let people know - IT'S OK NOT TO BE OK.

LEARN MORE

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