AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Setting Boundaries for Beginners

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

For this Sanctuary Space, join us to learn how to begin setting boundaries in your work, social, and personal life, in order to support and protect your mental health. We will be joined by Amelia Fortes, C.Ht., Self-Love Coach, Healer, and mental health advocate and led through guided writing prompts* and therapeutic imagery to explore and understand our perceptions of what boundaries mean to us, and ways we can reframe them to better serve our wellness.

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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
Doorways – Support for those experiencing domestic violence


Date:October 22, 2021
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

91% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
92% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people
83% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
Although setting boundaries can be hard, you will feel better. And it will get easier. Plus you are not being selfish, you are being self-full! "
-Sanctuary Space attendee


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.