Cooper Union presents: Movies for Mental Health

Free workshop featuring winning short films and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Office of Student Affairs
The Jed Foundation (JED)

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:November 3, 2021
Time:5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Cooper Union
30 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

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100% of students felt that the workshop created awareness of mental health issues
100% of students reported that the workshop reduced stigma relating to mental illness
80% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
I would describe this event as a self-help/community-help effort into informing Cooper students of the resources and fellow students and faculty that have their mental health and wellness in mind. "
-Cooper Union Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Sal Tran
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Embodied Mind NYC Embodied Mind NYC is a psychotherapy and training practice in the heart of the Financial District in New York City. Our trauma-informed, integrative approach to mental and relational health takes into account the biological, relational, systemic, social, cultural, emotional, physiological, and spiritual components to health and wellbeing.
Cathy Olivares, LMHC, LPC As a MHC, LPC, I provide aid for the personal healing to those battling the effects of trauma, addictions or mental health conditions, such mood disorders, and overall life stressors. I use a variety of methods including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, stress management, and meditation. Providing a compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental, supportive environment, through their counseling journey.