AWI Sanctuary Space presents: “My Mom” Watch Party + Filmmaker Q&A

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

Watch the replay of our virtual watch party and filmmaker Q&A where we screened and celebrated our May 2022 short film competition winner: My Mom.

About the filmmaker:

This film, My Mom was created as part of a personal project series by Chara Bui (she/her). This series contains a short film collection about mental health experiences accompanied by music she played on guitar. She believes that art is a powerful gateway toward healing, resilience, and growth and that storytelling is a profound way for us to connect to each other.

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:May 6, 2022
Time:5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

100% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
77% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people
93% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
Loved this format. I really like the amount of time given for Q&A. I loved being able to hear from the filmmaker. "
-Sanctuary Space attendee

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

My Mom
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.