Voices With Impact presents: Landscapes and Mindscapes

The landscapes around us and our physical environments have a direct impact on our psychological health. Research is beginning to recognize what many of us have always known in our bodies: the healing power of natural environments to reduce stress, help us cope with pain, and ameliorate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Acknowledging the influential power of our natural surroundings, what are the implications for immigrants who are transplanted to foreign landscapes vastly different from those which feel like “home”? Filmmakers Fan Sissoko, Hao Zhou, and Adán Ávalos explore the healing power of nature as well as feelings of belonging and home tied to landscapes.

Watch the screen recording below, or download it here.

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

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Date:June 23, 2021
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop Evaluation

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“Its so important to have these stories and points of view out there. Landscape can play a lead character in a film, and sometimes one has to create their own nature.” "
-Session 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.