California Institute of the Arts 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:

CARE Team, California Institute for the Arts

National Alliance on Mental Illness-San Fernando Valley

7 Cups

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:February 9, 2021
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355 United States

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
82% 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
86% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
I’ll reach out to my friends more and ask “how can I support you?” "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

I Am Here
Staging Face
View Film Library


Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Our mission at Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Inc. is to enhance wellness by providing quality outpatient health care services and programs, health education, community resources, and mental health treatment and referrals. At Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, we believe that both physical health and mental health are equally important. We understand that everyone deserves access to mental health care, and our team is dedicated to working with people who have limited or no insurance. Our team of therapists serve uninsured children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. We offer a nurturing and non-judgmental space for therapeutic processing and utilize evidence-based practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in order to ensure that our clients are receiving research-based care.
Donald Goodman, LCSW What separates me from other therapists is my ability to connect to the client. I believe that it is critical that the client feels validated and understood. My specialties are couples counseling, teen issues, and substance abuse. I believe that through my journey, I have been through many of the painful experiences that enables me to understand others. I have also mastered the ability to separate my past from the journey of my clients.
Jami Davis, MSW, LCSW Jami Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual and family therapy to people throughout the state of California.  Having experience working with Survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as advanced education from the University of Southern California, Jami is passionate about empowering individuals to live their best lives with high quality mental health care.
Twyla Brown-Barbosa, MA, LMFT Twyla is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice located in Valencia, California. She specializes in working with young adults and individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, loneliness, the challenges of life transitions, and issues around grief and loss. Twyla works from a strength-based theory focusing on personal strengths and resilience. She is passionate about mindfulness meditation and has a lifetime of experience to offer her clients. One of the most powerful of human needs is to be seen and heard. Twyla believes that when we feel heard, we feel understood, connected and visible again. If you would like to connect with Twyla visit:
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.