Universities at Shady Grove 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

Counseling and Consultation @ Universities at Shady Grove
Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Crisis Center

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 17, 2020
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Dr
Rockville, MD 20850 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
78% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
“This has made me more culturally aware of others and myself. I will also use what I have learned to reflect on self-care and better technique I can use for myself. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

I Am Here
Mind Matters
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McClintock Therapies & Associates We are a small private practice in Olney Maryland providing individual psychotherapy and support groups to children, adolescents, and adults.
Daksha Arora, MS, LGPC, Ph.D. Daksha Arora is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and CEO of Serene Therapy & Wellness Center located in Downtown Rockville, MD. Dr. Arora has over 25 years of experience in mental health services, research, and program development. She is passionate about helping others live this one life with peace, purpose, satisfaction, & serenity. Stress, anxiety, depression, or interpersonal conflicts can take away from living your life fully. Therapy can help address these challenges and build upon your strengths. Daksha uses an integrative approach in therapy for adults (18+) with a focus on stress management for quality of life improvement. She also specializes in addressing the emotional impact of breast cancer.  Visit the website and sign-up for a free stress assessment! https://www.serenetherapycenter.com/
Sarah Edmunds, LCSW Sarah Edmunds is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience counseling individuals, couples and families. She has been in private practice since 2012. Prior to this, she worked in a variety of settings including hospital emergency medicine, police based mobile crisis unit, veteran services, treatment foster care, and as a care manager for at risk seniors. Sarah is a certified clinical trauma professional and a certified life and health coach with a special interest in nutrition for mental health. Her approach to working with clients is strengths based and integrative focusing on the mind/body connection to decrease symptoms and enhance wellness.
Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C - Positive Strides Positive Strides is a private practice where therapist and client meet in a local park for a walk during the therapy session. Using movement, nature, and therapy, the client moves forward both emotionally and physically. Positive Strides began meeting clients outdoors in 2013, and continues to meet people in person during COVID-19. Therapists are skilled at treating young adults with anxiety, depression, as well as, supporting clients through all of life's transitions. Please see our website and get in touch to learn more. We look forward to welcoming you!