San José State University presents: Wellness in Words (Hope)

A virtual workshop featuring award-winning short films, poetry-writing activities, and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources. This workshop will focus on mental health topics around the themes of hope and resilience. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Counseling and Psychological Services, San Jose State University

South Bay Counseling Referral List

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 2, 2022
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Art With Impact


Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of attendees felt the event increased awareness of mental health issues specific to hope
80% said that the workshop helped confront stigma related to mental health issues surrounding hope
100% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
I will definitely be using the explore, immerse, express technique because it’s such a simple yet interactive way of reflecting on our emotions using different media such as visual art, poetry, film and many more. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Little Elizabeth
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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.