INTRODUCING, MOVIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH – SEXUAL VIOLENCE FOCUS!
Movies for Mental Health — Sexual Violence Focus (M4MH-SV) is a film-based workshop* that focuses on exploring the mental health impacts that sexual violence can have on individuals and communities.
Knowing that art speaks the language of our interior worlds, we harness film to engage with young people on the vital topics of mental health and sexual violence, building empathy for what survivors might experience, and gaining tools for being able to support any survivors in their lives.
The event also connects students with mental health and sexual violence-oriented resources available to them, empowering them to seek support as individuals and communities to heal from sexual violence.
*Movies for Mental Health (Sexual Violence) workshops are offered both in-person and virtually.
I knew that support was key, but the other people watching made some comments that I never thought about. I learned new ways of approaching survivors of sexual violence and making them feel valid and heard.
— M4MH-SV participant at Riverside City College