Swarthmore 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 and Psychological Services @ Swarthmore College
NAMI PA Delaware County


Date:April 30, 2020
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Swarthmore College
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081 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 related to mental illness
75% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
We can connect during coronavirus and it’s more important to look after mental health. "
-— Student participant

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

A Short Film About Anxiety
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Philadelphia Consultation Center The Philadelphia Consultation Center (PCC) provides psychotherapy services to individuals who are seeking help for difficulties with depression, anxiety, trauma, and a wide range of other concerns. PCC employs highly skilled professionals who are receiving advanced clinical supervision and training through the faculty and supervisors of The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. To schedule an appointment, call 215-732-8244, or email [email protected]. Please visit our website at  www.pcctherapy.com for more information.
Joseph Salerno Dr. Joseph D. Salerno is a compassionate psychologist located on Walnut Street in Philadelphia, who offers individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults.
Mandy Schaller Throughout my studies at James Madison University & Virginia Commonwealth University and almost 20 years in clinical social work— my passion for brain health continues to expand.  Family systems theory has been the foundation to looking at human behavior, addictions, dis-ease and now epigenetics & rewiring our DNA, even changing the brain!
I LOVE partnering with & educating clients in looking at behaviors of the past & present, ideals for the future to create manageable, positive & lasting results.
I look forward to mental health care losing its stigma and the brain gaining recognition as another organ we have to care for & openly address if experiencing dis-ease.  Open discussion and maintaining human connection is so important in healing the body both physically & mentally.  I have been practicing tele counseling in recent years as a way to make therapy more accessible & convenient while still seeing clients face to face in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia.  I feel very fortunate to be part of bringing mental health care out of the dark ages and getting to see others feeling lighter.
IG: @mandyschallerlcsw
Aparna Sagaram Asking for help can feel uncomfortable. If you are first generation or an immigrant, there is an added layer of shame as we are taught to keep problems within the family. As a first generation South Asian, I understand this struggle. Together, we can help you feel less alone and better understand being part of multiple cultures.
Josh Zlatkus Josh is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. He joined the field in 2014 because of an interest and passion for understanding health and happiness. He works best with people who are trying therapy for the first time, or have had the experience of being too intelligent for their therapist.
Raffaella Braga Originally from Italy, I trained to be a psychologist in both Italy and the USA; I believe this gave me the advantage of acquiring a culture-based understanding of mental challenges. I work within a psychodynamic therapeutic approach to help adults and children understand the thoughts, feelings, and conflicts which may be at the root of their symptoms.