Yeshiva University 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 @ Yeshiva University
Refuat Hanefesh

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:December 9, 2020
Time:8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Yeshiva University
500 W 185th St
New York, NY 10033 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

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I just want to shout out my appreciation for you all – the YU community, AWI – it’s so inspiring to be part of this conversation with you all, especially right now where so many people are in need of support, and a platform to have these conversations. "
-Workshop Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

A Short Film About Anxiety
Visualizing Lies
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William Talbott Hillman Foundation Founded in 1986, the William Talbott Hillman Foundation is involved principally in supporting the visual and performing arts, as well as arts education in Pittsburgh and New York City. With its affiliate organization, the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Foundation has maintained a focus on raising the status of the artist within society and of art as a vocation.
Andrew Erdman, LCSW Andrew Erdman is a psychotherapist and writer living in New York City. He has worked in community mental health and currently has a private practice providing treatment for adults, families, and children with a variety of needs and challenges. Andrew has written articles for the Psychoanalytic Quarterly and other publications, as well as several books on the history of American popular entertainment. You may visit his website at
Audrey Morse, Music Therapist/Creative Arts Therapist Audrey Morse, MA, MT-BC, LCAT completed her Master’s in Music Therapy at New York University, and then worked for 13 years as a Senior Creative Arts Therapist at Mount Sinai West Hospital’s psychiatric department.  Her music psychotherapy practice in Midtown Manhattan (currently via telehealth) helps clients achieve and maintain mental health through creative musical expression, with particular emphasis on helping young adults cope with life transitions and identity changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  She can be contacted through her website:
Heidi Elias, LCSW Hello! My name is Heidi Elias, LCSW, SEP. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) based in New York City. I work with women who suffer from anxiety and/or are survivors of childhood trauma. My own experience with psychotherapy has helped me understand how my childhood experiences have affected me as an adult, and how I can move past them. Since gaining this life changing insight, I’ve made it my mission to help other women do the same. I was recently on the Tearapy Recover podcast, if you want to hear more about my background and approach.
Therapy Connection Therapy Connection is a group practice servicing clients from NY and NJ. Our telehealth services provide a convenient and accessible way for clients to have the support and care they deserve.
Embodied Mind NYC Embodied Mind NYC is a psychotherapy and training practice in the heart of the Financial District in New York City. Our trauma-informed, integrative approach to mental and relational health takes into account the biological, relational, systemic, social, cultural, emotional, physiological, and spiritual components to health and wellbeing.