SUNY at Cortland presents: Movies for Mental Health


Movies for Mental Health is an arts-based mental health workshop that focuses on empowering young adults, educators, health professionals and community members to gain a better understanding of mental health within their environment.

Knowing that art speaks the language of our interior worlds, we harness film to engage with young people on the vital topic of mental health and mental illness, inspiring them to tell their own stories and explore those of others.

The event also connects students with mental health resources available to them, empowering them to seek support and heal as individuals and communities.

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

SUNY Cortland Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office

Counseling and Wellness Center

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:October 21, 2022
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
91% of students not receiving mental health support reported an increased likelihood to reach out
100% of students said that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental health
100% of the students felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
I took away that art can have a very influential impact on how everyone perceives mental health, whether that is by using those artforms yourself or how others use said artforms to portray different aspects of mental health. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

A Short Film About Anxiety
Visualizing Lies
Continue to Live
View Film Library