Diablo Valley College Presents: Movies for Mental Health

A free workshop featuring food, winning short films about mental health, and a community and campus resource panel with Q&A.


Date:April 25, 2019
Time:11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 United States

BFL Community Conference Room
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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
91% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
“There are a lot of stigmas associated with mental health, and we should have more conversations and open up to seek health and support. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Way Up, Way Down
Little Elizabeth
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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.
Blackhawk Family Development Center Welcome to your Village! Blackhawk Family Development Center offers individual and group therapeutic support and psychological testing services for children, teens, adults, families, and couples. Our mission: an authentic approach to providing premier strength-based, solution-focused therapy.
Vanessa Solis Vanessa Solis, LCSW is a psychotherapist providing therapy and EMDR for young women and teens in the East Bay. She focuses on supporting those struggling with anxiety, depression and the impacts of trauma. In doing so, Vanessa helps young people break through whatever is holding them back, build confidence, and reach personal growth & success.
Margie Ryerson Margie Ryerson is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Walnut Creek, CA. She sees teens, adults, couples, and families, writes a newspaper column and has authored two books.
Dr. Cristina Castagnini Dr. Cristina Castagnini is a licensed Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist who has been helping patients for over 20 years to lead better and healthier lives. She does not use a "cookie-cutter" approach to therapy, and bases treatment on each patient's own unique, individual needs and goals.
Patty Shirley Patty Shirley is a LMFT certified in Addiction, Trauma, Co-Occurring Disorders, Women’s Treatment, Domestic Violence and Anger Management. She works with individuals, couples and families and invites you to come and explore for a more positive future, no matter what your spiritual, cultural or sexual orientation may be. East Bay Christian Counseling has office locations in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton for your convenience, as well as sliding scale for those who qualify.
Sarah Henley Sarah Henley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes in the power of the Arts to soothe, heal, and transform. She is in private practice in Walnut Creek, California and specializes in the treatment of panic, anxiety, and trauma. She also teaches at California Institute of Integral Studies, where she received her Masters Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy.
Ines Vaniman Ines Vaniman LMFT is a Licensed Psychotherapist practicing in Lafayette, CA. She has over 10 years working with Individuals with a focus on overcoming depression, anxiety and trauma.