San Diego State 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:

Well-being & Health Promotion, San Diego State University

YMCA Youth and Family services

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:April 29, 2021
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182 United States


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
100% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
100% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
People should not feel shame for having mental illnesses. Always listen to friends and loved ones when they are speaking about their experiences with mental health or sexual assault. "
--Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

A Short Film About Anxiety
If I Told You
View Film Library


Dr. Sofie Champassak, Owner and Clinical Psychologist, San Diego Center for Stress and Healthy Aging I have expertise in enhancing client’s motivation, confidence, and commitment with behavioral changes. I combine this expertise with treatments supported by research to help adults develop awareness to live a life that's more intentional, enjoyable, and meaningful for them.
Jo Henry, MA, LMFT, CADC-2, SYMBIS from Anchored in Hope I have been in practice for 10 years, I graduated from Alliant International University with my master's in marriage and family therapy and I received my bachelor's from BIOLA University in psychology. I am certified to work with people in trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, dual diagnosis (addiction and mental illness), and with those in grief and loss.
The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management (CSAM) CSAM is an outpatient practice specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for anxiety disorders, stress, and related problems including OCD and PTSD. Our practice consists of seven therapists, and we treat clients ages 5 and up.
Penelope Andrade, LCSW and author of Emotional Medicine Rx
Penelope Y Andrade LCSW is author of Emotional Medicine Rx: Cry When You're Sad, Stop When You're Done, Feel Good Fast. Penelope is a certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor in training. Her psychotherapy work focuses on embodied experience, emotional healing, present moment experience,  attachment wound healing, and mindfulness.
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.