De Anza College and Foothill College 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:

Psychological Services @ De Anza College

Psychological Services @ Foothill College

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 10, 2021
Time:11:30 am - 1:30 pm


De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
97% of attendees felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
97% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
76% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
The main takeaway for me was the fact that I was able to bond and realize that there are people out there fighting the stigma against mental illness. For the longest time, I felt alone because my culture does not understand mental illness, so this made me happy. Plus, I got some resources that could potentially help me when things get rough. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Beyond Words
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Valerie Sher, PhD Valerie Sher, PhD. Is a Licensed Psychology and the Founder of Paths to Wellness, Inc. in Redwood City. She holds a specialization in Expressive Arts and Somatic Therapy and believes in the power of the Arts to communicate, connect, and heal - through her own use of poetry, songwriting, and art and working with others to give expression to the human experience.
Angela Zhe Wu 吴哲, LMFT specializing in Asian American Mental Health I am a bilingual and bicultural therapist. I believe motion pictures/movies is an universal language that can communicate with the unconscious part of ourselves, once being discovered, can be very healing.
Dr. Fabienne Slama of FabYOUlicious Dr. Fabienne Slama AKA Fab is the Mother of two young adults, a Transformation Coach and Un-hypnotist specializing in helping people facing major life changes and trauma to get their confidence back. The FabYOUlicious approach focus on the subconscious mind, at the crossing between Science, Art and Spirituality. Rewrite the story of your life and go from Stuck to Unstoppable.
Kari Wolman Killianey, Psy.D. I am a clinical psychologist offering individual therapy to adults dealing with depression, anxiety, transitions, and a wide variety of other life stressors. My approach to therapy is collaborative, non-judgmental, and action-oriented. I practice evidence-based treatments drawn from a wide variety of cognitive behavioral therapies, particularly Compassion Focused Therapy. The development and cultivation of compassion for yourself and others is core to my practice as a therapist.
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.