UCLA 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:

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services

RISE (Resilience in Your Student Experience)

NAMI Westside Los Angeles

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 8, 2021
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Workshop Evaluation

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Very informative, non-threatening and helpful "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

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Dr Lynne Friedman-Gell and Dr. Joanne Barron l Co-Owners of Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center Drs. Friedman-Gell and Barron have worked in helping people recover from psychological trauma of all kinds. They created Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center in Los Angeles to offer holistic and integrative treatment for trauma and associated mental health disorders.
James Luzano, MD Addiction Psychiatrist and Owner of Solstice Clinic Dr. Luzano is an addiction psychiatrist with an extensive background of working with a multitude of mental health illnesses and chemical addictions. He is a consultant to several reputable drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout Los Angeles. www.drluzano.com www.solsticeclinic.com
Amanda Estrella, LMFT Amanda Estrella is a dedicated and compassionate Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT 105836). She works with individuals, couples, and adolescents in Los Angeles, California. Amanda has assisted clients overcoming a variety of mental health issues. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, as well as substance abuse. She has helped hundreds of clients with her integrative, collaborative, and strength-based approach.
Sharon B. Uy Sharon B. Uy is a licensed marriage and family therapist, specializing in art therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy, with a private practice in Sherman Oaks. Using the client's capacity for creative expression and spiritual insight, she specializes in guiding her clients toward personal freedom from self-limiting patterns. For more information, please visit www.sharonuy.com.
Charlene McPherson, Addiction Counselor CADC III, ICADC, 200YT I have worked as an Addiction Counselor since 1991 and grew up in a family of addiction. My path in life has guided me to work in the field of additions to guide others in healing and wellness.
Triva A. Ponder, LMFT 102289 Triva works with individuals and couples to help them identify and make self honoring choices that leave you feeling empowered as a creative being following your unique path.
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.