De Anza College presents: Movies for Mental Health

A free workshop featuring food, winning short films about mental health, and a community/campus resource panel with Q&A.


Date:March 12, 2019
Time:11:30 am - 1:30 pm


DeAnza Community College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States

Campus Center - Conference Room A & B

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
94% of students felt that the workshop created awareness of mental health issues
92% of students reported that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental illness
78% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
“Art can give us a window into experiences of mental illness and help reduce stigma. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Sal Tran
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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.
Nugent Family Counseling Center At Nugent Family Counseling Center we use innovative therapy approaches so you can focus on what you love and moving on with your life. Whether it’s mental illness, addiction, family issues, relationship issues, peers issues, or work problems, we are here to help.
Parenting ABC Parenting ABC is an organization dedicated to training, consulting, counseling and coaching Asian Americans to have the relationships they want! Founder Winnis Chiang is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who used to be a software engineering manager in the Silicon Valley. She is passionate about helping young people and their parents who speak Mandarin, Cantonese or English.
Michelle Kennedy, LMFT Michelle Kennedy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Marriage and Family Therapists are known as Relationship Experts and are trained to treat individuals, couples, families, and groups. Licensed by the State of California, Marriage and Family Therapists are psychotherapists uniquely trained and credentialed to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of issues so individuals, couples, and families can achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive relationships. Michelle is passionate about improving the relationship between parent and child. Michelle has extensive experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and is Certified in both Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
Ayelet Hirshfeld, PhD Dr. Ayelet Hirshfeld is a private practitioner of assessment, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, brief analysis, & consultation. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in practice with infants, children, adults, couples & families, and has authored manuscripts in the areas of child psychoanalysis, psychosomatic conditions, and trauma & secondary stress.
Trauma Resource Dr. Abueg has practiced clinical psychology for over 30 years. His career-long focus has been PTSD and relieving the suffering of his patients from traumas of all kinds–war, disaster, childhood physical or sexual abuse, crime victimization and motor vehicle accidents.