Amherst College presents: Movies for Mental Health (Online)

A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources. This stream in particular focuses on mental health impacts of sexual violence on both individuals and communities, with the goal of creating more supportive communities for survivors. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect @ Amherst College
Religious & Spiritual Life @ Amherst College
Center for Women & Community

 

Featured National Resources:

RAINN
Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

 

Details

Day:Wednesday
Date:November 11, 2020
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Amherst College
220 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

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100% felt the event created awareness of the mental health impacts of sexual violence
100% said the workshop helped confront and address stigma related to sexual violence and its MH impacts
100% reported an increased likelihood to take action to support themselves or others to heal from sexual
“A workshop that brings awareness to the stigma surrounding sexual violence survivors and addresses ways and resources one can seek out if you have yourself experienced sexual violence or know someone that has. "
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Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

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Sal Tran
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Partners

Beveridge Family Foundation The mission of the Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc. is to preserve and enhance the quality of life by embracing and perpetuating Frank Stanley Beveridge’s philanthropic vision, through grant making incentives in support of programs in youth development, health, education, religion, art and environment, primarily in Hampden and Hampshire counties, Massachusetts.
Amherst Cognitive Therapy Amherst Cognitive Therapy is a group practice dedicated to the treatment of stress, anxiety and mood disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. We serve children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.
Wellness Within - Calla Harrington, LICSW/Co-Owner & Heather Gaudette, LICSW/Co-Owner We are a mother-daughter team who founded Wellness Within in 2017, with the purpose of extending our reach in the community to provide meaningful opportunities for connection, growth, and support through mental health and holistic treatment approaches. Our team of authentic and compassionate therapists help individuals, couples, and families from age 4 to older adult who are affected by trauma, grief, post-partum depression, relationship difficulties and addiction, as well as those in the LGBTQ community and older adults with aging related struggles. We are located in East Longmeadow and are currently offering teletherapy throughout the state of Massachusetts.
Amherst Psychotherapy Practice Amherst Psychotherapy Practice was created in 2019 to bring a group of dynamic therapists together to provide a wide range of treatment modalities to the greater Amherst area. We are able to provide therapy to all age ranges - from infants to elders, and use the latest research-based treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. All of our therapists have undergone training as part of their individual practices in order to provide treatment to clients with measurable results. Currently accepting clients for telehealth during the pandemic. www.amhersttherapy.org - (413) 345-5573
413Therapy Group - Amy Neumann, LICSW & Elisa Noonan, LMHC Elissa and Amy, former colleagues, met one day to discuss the shared issue of having a full practice, having to turn people away and hearing the challenges people were reporting in finding a private therapist. In an effort to provide more services to people in Western Massachusetts, Elissa and Amy collaborated to form 413Therapy Group, Inc, a growing group therapy practice with multiple therapists, two locations and telehealth options. 413Therapy Group is located in East Longmeadow and Springfield, MA and provides online telehealth for all Massachusetts residents. www.413therapygroup.com 
Ashley Mader, Ph.D., LICSW Ashley Mader, Ph.D., LICSW is a psychotherapist, sex therapist, educator and consultant who specializes is older adult sexuality, life transitions and sexuality concerns across the lifespan. She has presented at numerous national conferences and has been heard on the radio show Love, Lust & Laughter. Dr. Mader has a blog called SHINE: Sexual Health In a New Era and resides in the Pioneer Valley with her partner and two cats.