AWI Sanctuary Space presents: People Pleasing and Mental Health

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

“People Pleasing and Mental Health” is a virtual Sanctuary Space that was hosted by Art With Impact on August 31, 2022. We were joined by mental health advocate M.E.C. to people explore the root of people pleasing and guilt and how to begin setting boundaries and co-create a more mentally-resourced community for healing.

Watch: Interactive event recording + presentation:

Clips screened at event:

Special Guest:

M.E.C’s favorite mental health Instagram accounts:

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance
Learn how to support someone else’s mental health: Be There Certificate


Date:August 31, 2022
Time:4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

100% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
80% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
91% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people
I was excited to learn, and was hoping to gain new insight into my own habits or see my own behaviors/thoughts validated and reflected within the space. "
-Sanctuary Space attendee


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.