East Los Angeles 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.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Student Health Center @ ELAC
NAMI San Gabriel Valley
San Gabriel Valley Mental Health Resources

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 23, 2022
Time:1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754 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 relating to mental illness
88% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
It gave me added awareness… taking a break to connect with nature can be soothing when I’m feeling overwhelmed and that’s okay.” "
-ELAC student participant

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

The Blind Stigma
Still We Thrive
Esther & Sai Trailer
View Film Library


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.