AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Monsters Within—Manifesting Mental Illness

An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for students to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.


The Ring (21:04)
Black Swan (35:18)
The Babadook (55:37)

*Tips and guidelines for watching these clips alone or with friends

Featured National Resources:

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


Date:October 1, 2021
Time:2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
93% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
90% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people
65% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
We are conditioned to perform so much shame around mental health instability, yet it’s the shadow sides of ourselves that need more understanding and light. "
-Sanctuary Space attendee

Interactive Presentation


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.