AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Movies for Mental Health – Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for folks to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month we were joined by AWI facilitator Alondra Umaña for our “Movies For Mental Health” Sanctuary Space: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence. Together we had a guided discussion paired with mental-health-centered short films to empower survivors.

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
Learn how to support someone else’s mental health: Be There Certificate


Date:April 15, 2022
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

100% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
90% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
100% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people who share similar values
Our facilitator, Alondra made the space feel accepting and safe. "
-–Sanctuary Space attendee

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Little Elizabeth
View Film Library


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.