California Mental Health Initiative

Homelessness in America is a visible crisis affecting men, women and families— as well as the libraries where they take refuge during the day. This award-winning, 12-part docu-drama training series takes a deep dive into this heart-wrenching world with a view to increase understanding and compassionate skills that lead to more positive and helpful interactions.
 
Many of these reenactments are based on true stories. We invite you to watch our episodes here. 
 
Clients: California State Library, Southern California Library Cooperative, LA County Library, Los Angeles Public Library

REVIEWS ABOUT THE SERIES

Librarians across California and as far as Washington and Texas have this to say about this series:

“The videos you produced for our joint mental health video training project with LA County are amazing and exceeded our expectations. They were absolutely wonderful.” (A. Moguel, Principal Librarian, Adult Services Coordinating Office, Los Angeles Public Library.)

“Praise from my counterpart in Washington state! Great job everyone!”
(Jeff Martin, Manager Library Development, WA State Library, Office of the Secretary of State)

“In little over 24 hours the videos have been viewed 587 times! Here are a few comments that we’ve received since the launch:
~ “This is amazing! We will show them at our staff meetings.”
~”These are great!”
~”Library staff have been waiting for this kind of training resources. Can’t wait to share it!” 
~”This is wonderful!” 
(J. Wilson, Project Coordinator, Mental Health Initiative) 

Season 1

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Season 2

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6