Cypress 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

Health Center @ Cypress College
Disability Support Services @ Cypress College
ChAT @ Cypress College
Pathways of Hope
OC Links

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
California Peer-Run Warm Line
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:October 29, 2020
Time:3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Cypress College
9200 Valley View St
Cypress, CA 90630 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of attendees felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
98% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
92% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
“It’s powerful and helpful. Seeing these films made about people who share the same problems kind of gave me a sense of relief because I know that I am not fighting these problems alone. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

A Short Film About Anxiety
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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.
Jessica Brito, MSW, LCSW I believe that mental health is physical health and I strive to help my clients take control of both. I assist the Latinx community to better understand that they can create an identity in which embraces there two culture and experience in the US.
Brooke Davidson, PsyD Dr. Davidson is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Orange County, California. She has worked in schools, community mental health centers, and in private practice. She has undergone extensive training in evidence based treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a large portion of her practice is focused on treating anxiety and OCD in all ages. She utilizes an integrated approach to treatment including mindfulness-based techniques, exposure and response prevention (ERP) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She lives in Orange County with her husband and four children.
Dr. Behzad Bernous, LMFT Dr. Behzad Bernous is a Licensed clinical psychologist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Life Coach (LC) practicing in Southern California. He is also a professor of psychology and teaches at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and National University, as well as being the president of the Bernous Psychological Services in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Bernous is an active member of the Mental Health Society and hosts a radio and TV show about healthy parenting on Ayeneh Organization. Dr. Bernous' extensive knowledge and experience in psychology and art enables him to be an avid observer, a good listener, as well as a creative solution finder.
Leya Solis, MA, LMFT I am a whole hearted person-centered psychotherapist who resides in Long Beach, California with my husband, two children, and two dogs.  My passion is making a positive impact in the lives of people; purpose is to help those who are challenged with mental health and relationship issues. Through research-based interventions, evidence-based practices, and unconditional positive regard, I help improve psychological and emotional functioning. I have been training in and practicing psychotherapy since 2010.
Corinne Raskind, AMFT Growth is a lifelong process that leads to feelings of freedom and a new understanding of our inner selves, yet can be a painful and daunting pursuit. I will work with you to help you become more in touch with your authentic self and provide support as you navigate your journey to growth and fulfillment.
Jocelyn Pijpaert, MA, LMFT Jocelyn Pijpaert, MA, LMFT, is an Asian American, mental health therapist of color serving the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. While currently finding joy in being a clinician she is also pursuing a PsyD in Couples and Family Therapy through Alliant International University where she can further study the intersection of mental health and social justice initiatives for underserved populations.