The University of Utah 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 Center @ the University of Utah
Center for Student Wellness @ the University of Utah
Additional Resources @ the University of Utah
Jewish Family Services of Utah

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:September 23, 2020
Time:6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The University of Utah
201 Presidents' Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 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
96% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
72% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
“I would describe it as a support community that aims to introduce students and others at the University of Utah to the opportunities available to them. I truly felt included and welcomed during this time. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

A Short Film About Anxiety
Continue to Live
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Jessica Cleeves, MEd, NBCT, CSW Jess is a clinical social worker who supports students and teachers to survive and thrive amidst the inevitable stress that school brings. Her trauma-informed practice supports people as they discover, cultivate, and celebrate who they are - and who they are becoming. email: [email protected]
Brent Pace, LCSW I am a mental health therapist working in private practice in the Avenues area of Salt Lake City, Utah. I specialize in working with various forms of trauma and my focus is working with LGBTQ+ individuals.
Kathryn Dennett Carpenter MAT, LCSW I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist practicing in downtown Salt Lake City. I believe psychotherapy is a complex experience allowing for events and relationships of the past and present to be understood, and creating space for each individual to move forward in the ways that feel uniquely important.
Ellyn Zografi, MS, LMFT Ellyn Zografi is the owner of Six Willows Counseling, Inc. Individual, Couples and Family Counselor helping heal and find connection with self and others. Services available online and outdoors in Alta, UT.
Cindy Powell, MSW, LCSW Cindy is a clinical social worker who works in an agency serving teens and adults in court-ordered treatment. She also works in private practice in Holladay, Utah with emphasis in grief & loss and trauma work.
Olga Sanchez, CMHC Olga currently works as the Juvenile Competence Attainment Program Administrator for the Juvenile Competence Program with the State of Utah/DSAMH. She also serves as a Clinical Supervisor for Juvenile Justice Services with the State of Utah. Olga currently owns and manages her own private practice as a Clinical Therapist in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, Utah.