University of La Verne 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 @ University of La Verne
Youtherapy Psychological Services, Inc.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
California Peer-Run Warm Line
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:September 24, 2020
Time:6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


University of La Verne
1950 3rd St
La Verne, CA 91750 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
94% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental illness
93% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
“It’s very empowering and self-reflective but I do recommend as it challenged me to think about how you can care for yourself better. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Staging Face
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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.
H.O.P.E. Therapeutic Arts Wellness Studio, AmyLynn Dimaano - Owner Helping Others Purposely Evolve is a full service therapeutic arts wellness studio located in Redlands, providing individual and group services that support all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. We offer Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Therapeutic Movement and Holistic education, as well as hosting the Healing Art Gallery with pieces created by artists for the specific purpose of uplifting and supporting others in their recovery journey. For more information visit us at:
Animating Principle - Britney Holthouser, LMFT Through Animating Principle, Britney Holthouser, licensed LMFT (Lic. #102221) and graduate of University of La Verne, provides traditional therapy and directive mentoring services to individuals, couples, and families. Britney prides herself on being an approachable and accessible therapist, mentor, and consultant. After finding what brings her to life, Britney is humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to help you do the same. Now providing video therapy services.
Zamira Pla, LMFT, Expressive Arts Therapist Zamira has been of service in the mental health field since 2003. She practices with children, adolescents, young adults, and older adults. She loves to use visual arts, theater, music, writing, and dance/movement in her sessions.
Connie Morlett Madison, MA, LMFT Connie is in private practice in Claremont, Ca, specializing in Anxiety, Grief, Couples Counseling, Trauma, and Military mental health. She is a bilingual/Spanish adjunct professor and clinical supervisor for Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) which is dedicated to addressing the individual and communal mental health needs of Latina/o communities.
Vilma Munoz, LMFT My name is Vilma and I and I have the honor as a therapist to support my clients and guide them through different seasons in life with the goal of helping you find hope and courage to move forward in the direction you wish to go. Call me to see if we would be a good fit. Also visit my website for more info -
Theresa Lopez, AMFT, CCTP Graduated from the University of La Verne in 2017. Specialize in Trauma, Attachment Injuries, PTSD, C-PTSD, and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.