Cerro Coso Community College 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. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Access Programs (EOPS/CARE/NextUp/DSPS/CalWORKs)

Women’s Center High Desert Inc.

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:February 16, 2021
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
96% of students felt that the workshop created awareness of mental health issues
93% of students reported that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental illness
59% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
I learned today that there are multiple ways to get help if dealing with mental illness. I also learned that it’s ok to reach out for help and that you’re not alone. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

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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.
Niesha Davis, MSW, LSW, CAMS-II My name is Niesha Davis, and I am the owner of Life Connections, a Mental Health Counseling Center in Bakersfield, California. As well as I am the founder and CEO of YWRAP (Young Women Reaching Accomplishable Places), a mentor program for at-risk youth girls. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Evangelist, and as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist II. I am also certified as a Mental Health provider for women who suffer from perinatal/postnatal mood disorders. I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA, and I truly love my community.