College of the Canyons 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:

Child and Family Center

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, 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:March 25, 2021
Time:11:00 am - 1:00 pm


College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of students felt that the workshop created awareness of mental health issues
96% of students reported that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental illness
95% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
I will be reminding myself how mental health isn’t some competition or thing you need to rush. It’s completely individualized and whatever you feel is valid. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

The Blind Stigma
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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.
Twyla Brown-Barbosa, MA, LMFT Twyla is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice located in Valencia, California. She specializes in working with young adults and individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, loneliness, the challenges of life transitions, and issues around grief and loss. Twyla works from a strength-based theory focusing on personal strengths and resilience. She is passionate about mindfulness meditation and has a lifetime of experience to offer her clients. One of the most powerful of human needs is to be seen and heard. Twyla believes that when we feel heard, we feel understood, connected and visible again. If you would like to connect with Twyla visit: