Penn State University Park 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

Gender Equity Center @ Penn State
Student Care & Advocacy @ Penn State
Health Promotion & Wellness @ Penn State

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 30, 2020
Time:6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Pennsylvania State University – University Park
201 Shields Bldg
University Park, PA 16802

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
98% of attendees felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
94% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
79% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
“I want to show my friends some of these videos and educate them about what I learned. Also I want to try some of the activities for my own mental health. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

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Nicky Dericks, LPC, M.Ed. Nicky is a Licensed Professional Counselor with an approach to counseling based in support, empathy, and genuineness, with emphasis on helping people to feel comfortable, safe and valued. She seeks to build a therapeutic relationship rooted in trust.