College of Alameda 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:

Student Accessibility Services

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

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:April 21, 2021
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial PKWY
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
My main takeaway is that everyone has their own unique journey regarding mental health and shouldn’t compare it to others. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Still Here
Mia’s Story
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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.
Contra Costa County Psychological Association The Contra Costa Psychological Association (CCPA) is an active group of psychologists committed to advancing the science and profession of psychology and serving the people of Contra Costa County. They offer training and workshops throughout the year to help their members keep up with advancements in our field, and their newsletter and email list-serve, create an ongoing, dynamic exchange of information among members. They also provide mentoring, consultation and monthly meetings for education and networking for Early Career Psychologists.
Nicki Koethner, MA, MFT Nicki Koethner, MA, MFT is a Multi-media Artist, Expressive Arts Psychotherapist who specializes in transformation through creativity. She has a private practice in German and English in Berkeley. She is the founder of express-explore-expand, which encourages people to live authentically and transform trauma into empowerment. You can find out more about her work at