AWI Voices With Impact presents: Paths to Healing

Facilitated by: Arielsela Holdbrook-Smith

Featuring:

  • The Sunset Special by Marlena C Robbins
  • Bloom by Asha Alaji-Sharif

The road to and through healing is winding,  taking us through unexpected and unpredictable terrain. In this session, we will watch “The Sunset Special” and “Bloom” along with their creators, Marlena C. Robbins and Asha Alaji-Sharif. Together in conversation, and using these two films as examples of paths to healing, we will explore how storytelling can support healing journeys, how to get started in telling a story, and how to find comfort in the midst of challenges.

Led by the filmmakers, the festival features a selection of interactive seminars and engaging discussions, related to the films and the themes we are exploring through this year’s program. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, and participating in these critical conversations, you can see them all on our Voices With Impact information page!

You can register for this event 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

Details

Day:Thursday
Date:June 30, 2022
Time:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Partners

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.
BetterHelp BetterHelp makes professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).
American Psychiatric Association Foundation We are the non-profit affiliate of the American Psychiatric Association. Our public programs are designed to educate and empower, and are focused on:
  • Eliminating stigma,
  • Improving access to high quality mental health care,
  • Increasing public awareness, and
  • Addressing the chronically unmet needs of underserved populations.

APAF initiatives are designed for schools, the workplace, the justice system, and faith communities. All of our work is centered on on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all. For more information and complimentary resources, visit apafdn.org.