College of Marin presents: Poetry for Mental Health (LGBTQIA+)

A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films, poetry-writing activities, and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources. This workshop will focus on mental health within the LGBTQIA+ community. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

College of Marin: Student Activities and Advocacy Office
The Spahr Center

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 23, 2021
Time:3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


College of Marin
835 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA 94904 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of students felt the workshop created awareness of mental health issues specific to queer humans
100% of students reported that the workshop helped them name and see stigma related to mental illness
100% of students indicated they are more likely to support the mental health of queer folks in their life
100% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
A safe space / community. I loved that we were all strangers and yet the conversation flowed well and people shared some really personal writings!” "
-Student attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Factory Talk
Staging Face
View Film Library


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.
Adam Cohen, LMFT Adam Cohen, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in San Rafael and San Francisco, CA. His work focuses on adolescents, college-age young adults, and people of all ages across the gender and sexuality spectrums. He is a big fan and advocate of psychotherapy and mental wellness, and operates from a belief that anyone who steps into therapy exhibits strength and courage, and is being proactive in creating the life the want to live. You can learn more about Adam and his work at
Dr. Sabina Correa, Psychologist and Owner of Napa Psychological Services Dr. Correa is a forensically trained psychologist who owns a small group practice in the Napa Valley. She enjoys working with transgender or genderqueer patients and her staff members work with poly and kink communities. As a psychologist, she is in a unique position to facilitate sex-reassignment-surgery letters/evaluations and assist in connecting with transition services.