Merced 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:

Student Health Services @ Merced College
Disabled Student Programs and Services @ Merced College
NAMI Merced County
Golden Valley Health Centers

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:September 30, 2020
Time:2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Merced College
3600 M St.
Merced, CA 95348 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
95% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
87% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
“I would describe this workshop as informative, emotional, and overall amazing. I was really glad that I attended this workshop because I learned a lot of information I did not know and realized that there are things I can be doing to improve my mental health. "
-Workshop Attendee

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Mind Matters
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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.
Jason Vaughan, MFT Private practice mental health therapist in Turlock with extensive history working with college students and young adults from diverse backgrounds. My work history includes being a psychological counselor at CSU Stanislaus and working for county mental health with Transitional Age Young Adults (18-25 year olds) addressing anxiety, trauma, depression, suicidality, and LGBTQ issues.