Gavilan 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:

Counseling Department @ Gavilan College
Health Services @ Gavilan College
Community Solutions


Date:July 8, 2020
Time:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA 95020 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
92% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
63% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
I might use what I learned today to “Reflect on how I actually feel. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Mia’s Story
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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.
Morgan Hill Therapy - Erik Pedersen, PsyD With 20 years experience I offer depth-oriented psychotherapy for adolescents and adults to permanently overcome depression and anxiety.
Catalyst Counseling - Stacey Anderson, LMFT & Nikki Young, LMFT Stacey Anderson passionately supports motivated individuals who are experiencing difficulty facing life transitions and those who are ready to heal from trauma. Stacey believes in the importance of building trust and rapport with her clients, to create a safe space for individuals to share and grow. Nikki Young passionately works with relationships of all types and varieties, meeting each member of the relationship with warmth, acceptance, and support, and also thrives in assisting others to discover and own who they are in this world. Nikki understands the importance of creating a safe, comfortable environment that allows clients to feel welcome and at ease within the midst of their need.
Marc L'Ecluse, MA & LMFT Marc L’Ecluse is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Soquel California. As co-founder of The Freedom Within Prison Project (, he created an organization to support marginalized members of our society. As a researcher with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (, he works on the forefront of clinical science.