Stanford 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.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

The Bridge Peer Counseling Center
Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services
Santa Clara Suicide and Crisis 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:February 4, 2021
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States

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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
97% of students reported that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental illness
85% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
Empathy is so, so profound and crucial when discussing mental health.” "
-Student attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

The Gift
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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.
Dr. Manmeet Kaur Rattu, Psy.D., M.S., Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rattu is a State of California Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma-related conditions. She is also a certified yoga instructor, Ayurvedic health educator, mindfulness instructor, and trained in compassion cultivation at Stanford University School of Medicine, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).
Mateus Porter, MA, LMFT Mateus Porter is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist born and raised in the Bay Area of California. Throughout his journey as a student-athlete (high school to D1 collegiate level) he has gained a desire to help athletes struggling with mental illness along with other people who might be struggling as well (whether they’re couples, families, or anyone else).