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 Resources:

Psychological Services @ De Anza College
Psychological Services @ Foothill College

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project


Date:May 20, 2020
Time:12:00 pm - 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.
100% 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
82% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
“It is easier to talk about mental health when you have a community you feel comfortable speaking with. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

The Hurt That Binds Us
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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.
Yelena Blank Dr. Yelena "Elaine" Blank is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based psychotherapy for sleep, trauma, depression, and anxiety in a non-judgemental, LGBTQ+ affirming setting. She is committed to inclusive practice and is passionate about reducing stigma around mental health.
Chen Bentov-Hamam Chen Bentov-Hamam is a licensed psychotherapist in the State of California. Throughout the years, Chen have worked with a diverse group of patients both in short- and long-term therapy working with children, adolescents, and adults on issues of personal growth, behavior, social skills, addiction, eating disorders, postpartum depression as well as couples and family therapy. Chen is working at El Camino Hospital, Behavioral Health Services, and has a private practice at Los Altos.
Dana Hartman, MFT Dana Hartman is a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with survivors of trauma. She is passionate about creating holistic healing experiences and de-stigmatizing mental health challenges for both individuals and communities.
Laurie Karzen, LCSW, CSD Laurie Karzen, LCSW, CSD is a therapist, life coach, and interfaith spiritual director with a passion for supporting transitional-age youth in all areas of life. Laurie believes in the power of creativity and self-expression to support healing and positive transformation, and is honored to support Art with Impact.
Sarah Cross, MFT Sarah Cross is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in Cupertino and Redwood City. Sarah uses a body-mind approach to help clients resolve trauma related issues, anxiety and depression by combining training in EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model) and (IFS) Internal Family Systems therapy.