Hofstra University 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:

Hofstra’s Student Advocacy & Prevention Awareness
Hofstra’s Student Counseling Services
NAMI Queens/Nassau

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 9, 2020
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Hofstra University
1000 Hempstead Turnpike
Hempstead, NY 11549 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
95% of students felt that the workshop created awareness of mental health issues
95% of students reported that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental illness
71% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
Even if you think that you have overcome something it can come back and have an effect on you.” "
-— Student attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

A Short Film About Anxiety
Mind Matters
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Healing & Growth Counseling Healing & Growth Counseling is a mental health counseling practice located in Massapequa Park, NY providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling services to children, adolescents, teens, and adults. Telehealth appointments are available to anyone located in the state of NY. Call (516) 406-8991 or visit us at www.healinggrowthcounseling.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Jamron Counseling Jamron Counseling is a mental health practice that is devoted to offering excellent mental health care at fair and affordable costs. We have a diverse group of compassionate clinicians with varying specialties that work to tailor their interventions to each individual’s specific needs. Prospective patients can check out our website - https://www.jamroncounseling.com - to learn about the various forms of therapy we offer in addition to how we handle out of network insurance and sliding scale out of pocket rates.
Lager Counseling Services Lager Counseling Services is an organization dedicated to helping our clients heal, then dream, then achieve. Our practice is located in Wantagh and Bohemia and provides specialization in many different areas including depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, life transitions, school stress, and more. Our office has a welcoming and inviting environment, and our clients feel a sense of ease as they explore, discover, and grow through their work with their therapist. We provide therapy both virtually and in-person. Visit us at www.lagercounseling.com or call 516-221-2123 to learn more or to book an appointment.
Dr. Kelly Sullivan Dennis, LCSW Dr. Kelly Sullivan Dennis is a licenced clinical social worker who has been working with individuals and families for over 25 years. Dr. Dennis specializes in working with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and grief and loss by using a variety of evidence-based strategies and techniques that are tailored to the clients' needs. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Dennis has been teaching clinical practice classes in local colleges for over 10 years. Dr. Dennis is currently available for telehealth sessions and provides a free telephone consultation. For more information, please see her website www.ksdfamilysolutions.com.
Silvia Asherian, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Silvia Asherian is passionate about working with teens and young adults to help them navigate through life and become the best versions of themselves. She works to bring about self-awareness, enhance self-esteem and self-love and guide her clients to make positive changes. Dr. Silvia places an emphasis on helping young adults to discover the emotional, physical, cultural and spiritual balance that provides them with comfort and stability. An integrative psychotherapy approach is used to help clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger and impulse control, post-traumatic stress and relationship issues. Dr. Silvia’s goal is to build a supportive and trusting relationship with her clients to help them work through personal and interpersonal challenges. She provides both telehealth and in-person sessions. Please see her website for more information: www.DrSilviaAsherian.com
Therapy Connection Therapy Connection is a group practice servicing clients from NY and NJ. Our telehealth services provide a convenient and accessible way for clients to have the support and care they deserve.
Harriet Cabelly, LCSW Harriet Cabelly is a social worker and positive psychology coach. She counsels clients as they cope and grow through their grief and loss, challenges and adversities. Death of a loved one, divorce, illness, disability and any critical life-changing circumstance can become a springboard for growth and change, and renewed meaning and purpose. She was one of the coaching experts on 970AM, The Answer - Conversations with Joan; and has appeared on ABC and Fox news as a parenting coach. She facilitates empowering women’s groups as well.
Linda Spiro, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Linda Spiro is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating individuals with anxiety, mood, and relationship difficulties using evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Dr. Spiro has a particular interest and expertise in treating college students and young adults. She was a former supervising psychologist and DBT team leader at Zucker Hillside Hospital- Northwell Health, in their Behavioral Health College Program (BHCP). Dr. Spiro is accepting clients utilizing telehealth and can be contacted through her website at www.drlindaspiro.com.