California State University, Long Beach 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.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:
CSULB’s Counseling and Psychological Services
Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center

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:March 12, 2021
Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm


California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of students felt that the workshop created awareness of mental health issues
100% of students reported that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental illness
84% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

The Hurt That Binds Us
Little Elizabeth
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American Psychiatric Association Foundation We are the non-profit affiliate of the American Psychiatric Association. Our public programs are designed to educate and empower, and are focused on:
  • Eliminating stigma,
  • Improving access to high quality mental health care,
  • Increasing public awareness, and
  • Addressing the chronically unmet needs of underserved populations.

APAF initiatives are designed for schools, the workplace, the justice system, and faith communities. All of our work is centered on on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all. For more information and complimentary resources, visit

Kellie Lockwood-Rios, LMFT Kellie Lockwood-RIos, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist in Long Beach, California. Owner and operator of The Wise Mind - a private psychotherapy practice - Kellie aids high functioning adults address issues relating to addictions, trauma, perfectionism, anxiety and depression. In long term recovery herself, Kellie knows first hand what it's like to deal with a substance use disorder. She uses her life experiences, education, and many years working in the field of addictions treatment to help her clients grow and transform their lives through empathetic connection, direct dialogue, and professional therapeutic skills.
Khan Ramkeesoon, LMFT My name is Khan, and I’m in Long Beach, CA. I am an Immigrant from Trinidad & Tobago of South Asian descent, queer and non-binary, and a licensed mental health therapist. I love to help people realize their dreams, start breathing more easily, and feel joy light up their face. This is possible, even while you’re also experiencing complicated and intense emotions. It’s been my life's work to listen deeply to others, to really understand what’s trying to be heard from deep within. Reach Khan at
Prospect Therapy Prospect Therap is a queer and trans affirming therapy practice with a focus on first-generation and immigrant mental health, based in Long Beach, CA. Learn more at
Meredith Freijo, LMFT Meredith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Long Beach, CA and a graduate of CSULB. Meredith's specialization is in anxiety treatment, and guides adults and teens who struggle with anything from occasional worry and stress, to crippling panic, OCD, or major depression. Meredith is passionate about joining alongside individuals, couples,  and families, empowering them to think differently, question messages and process feelings that make them feel stuck, and recognize unhealthy coping behaviors and patterns, in order to help them in their journey to find flourishing in their lives.
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.