Healing Through Film

Movies for Mental Health

Movies for Mental Health came to campus this week and with it brought a great understanding of mental health issues. The event used wonderful student created films to explore topics related to mental health. Those topics were then used as the starting point for discussions with students and other attendees about mental health.


Movies for Mental Health is an arts-based mental health workshop that focuses on empowering young adults, educators, health professionals and community members to gain a better understanding of mental health within their environment.


Through group discussions, the attendees were provided valuable information about what we can all do to help ourselves, and each other cope with issues we face every day. Issues that we sometimes have trouble facing due to the current stigmas in our society and various cultures.


The group also explored all of the help available to students here on campus, starting with our very own wellness counselor, Lisa Prieto! This wonderful event was made possible through a partnership with Art with Impact, the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, and the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission.


If you or someone you know is facing difficulty, there is help. Call Lisa Prieto, PSY.D, Student Health and Wellness Counselor at 559-791-2329 for support.