West Los Angeles College presents: Movies for Mental Health (Online)

Free virtual workshop featuring winning short films and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Student Mental Health @ WLAC
Basic Needs @ WLAC
NAMI Westside LA

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project


Date:May 21, 2020
Time:5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230 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
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
I might use what I learned today to “Use art to release emotional triggers. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Sal Tran
Mind Matters
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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. Mimi Savage Dr. Mimi Savage, a board-certified drama therapist, practices expressive and drama therapies. Her published research is on self-identity, foster care, adoption, and documentary filmmaking with drama therapy. Since facilitating children and adults in acute psychiatric in-patient units, she now leads PD workshops through UCLArts and Healing, is a professor at CIIS, and consults as an arts education specialist for Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel. She has a private practice in South Pasadena and supports using arts for healing: Home