Cal State East Bay 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

Student Health and Counseling Center @ Cal State East Bay
Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)
Confidential Advocate @ Cal State East Bay

Featured National Resources:

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


Date:October 22, 2020
Time:5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
97% felt the event created awareness of the mental health impacts of sexual violence
91% said the workshop helped confront and address stigma related to sexual violence and its MH impacts
93% reported an increased likelihood to take action to support themselves or others to heal from sexual
“I’ve never personally met, or knowingly met, a surviver of sexual assault. But I feel that if I encounter someone healing from their trauma I will be more equipped to support them in their process. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

If I Told You
Walk of Shame
Sal Tran
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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.
Tom Kiely, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kiely is a clinical neuropsychologist and clinical faculty at the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF Department of Neurology. Additionally, Dr. Kiely provides psychotherapy to individuals struggling with depression and anxiety using effective, short-term evidenced-based treatment approaches. He is located in Burlingame and on UCSF's Mission Bay Campus.
Paulita Malay, MFT - Therapist + Life Coach As a Marriage & Family Therapist – Life Coach in the SF Bay Area for the past 22 years, I have helped individuals, couples, and families create healthier, happier, and more harmonious relationships with their Self, their partner, their family members, and with others.
Barbara Petterson, LMFT, ATR Barbara Petterson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist in the East Bay providing therapy to adults 18 years old and older dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, loss, grief, difficulties in relationships and/or transition. She works collaboratively with clients to explore how past and present experiences, including experiences of gender, race, sexuality and other identities, influence one's sense of self and ability to respond with a sense of freedom, effectiveness and pleasure to events in one's life.
Michelle Reyes-Neil, LCSW I am a licensed psychotherapist and Social worker in the East Bay area. Through my experience as a social worker in hospital and community settings over the past fourteen years, I have had the ability to use evidenced based interventions in my work with adults dealing with a wide range of trauma and mood issues. My interests and specialties include hospice, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, stress management and adjustment issues.