SanaMente Toolbox


Submission Requirement Checklist:

Number One: My film is in Spanish and has captioning/subtitles in English

What is captioning? – Captioning (sometimes called closed captioning), is commonly used as a service to aid deaf and hearing-impaired audiences. They usually appear as white text within a black box, appearing a second or two after being spoken.You do not need to use closed captioning or subtitling software to include captioning in your film. What we are looking for is your film to include text in English that allows the viewer to fully comprehend your film, whether because of a linguistic barrier or hearing impairment. The primary goal of captions and subtitles is expanding audiences and allowing everyone to enjoy your film!  For more information about captioning click here.

check_mark_clip_art_11058Number Two: My film is exactly 30 seconds longThe title slide does not count toward the 30-second limit.

check_mark_clip_art_11058Number Three: My film includes the required end slate.

Films must include this end slate which includes a compilation image of logos and the SanaMente website. This end slate should appear at the end of your film and within the 30 second limit. Choose one:

check_mark_clip_art_11058Number Four: My film is sensitive to cultural diversities with all individuals realistically and respectfully depicted.

check_mark_clip_art_11058Number Five: My film includes a title slide. You may use this title slide template or you may create your own title slide as long as it includes the required information below. Download the Title Slide Template here.

The title slide is not counted in the 30-second limit and needs to include:

  • The Film Title
  • The Submission Category
  • Adult Advisor Name
  • School or Organization, Club or Other Affiliation Name
  • County (not country)
  • Student/Youth Name(s)

To ensure you score the highest possible points in this category review the SanaMente Official Judging form

Resources to Assist You with the Content for your SanaMente Film

SanaMente is the selected Spanish term for Each Mind Matters, California’s Mental Health Movement, developed by and with our Latino community in mind. SanaMente highlights the collective efforts of all people and organizations that want to put an end to stigma related to mental illness, promote mental health, prevent suicide, and create communities across California where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the help and support they deserve. The tagline is a play on words and has a double meaning: the full word means healthily, but the font treatment separates the word to mean Mind-Healthy. It’s about our mind, and about our health.

    • A website with information about the 5 common mental health challenges faced in the Latino community. These include depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, trauma, and substance abuse.
    • Guía de Apoyo Para la Salud Mental: The brochure includes tips and resources for achieving mental health and wellness.
    • SanaMente Fotonovelas and Activity Guides: The SanaMente fotonovelas have helped introduce concepts about mental health challenges and encourage acceptance through relatable characters and storylines that engage Latino audiences. This year, each fotonovela is accompanied by a new activity guide to support follow-up discussions with readers about the topics presented in the stories.  Stories include:
      • A mother learns about the importance of word choice when speaking about mental health and stigma with her children.
      • A father learns healthy tips for managing daily stress.
      • A mother seeks help for a mental health challenge with help from her faith leader.
    • Mental Health Fact Sheet: Depression and substance use are two mental health challenges that are highlighted in the first set of SanaMente Mental Health Fact Sheets. This double-sided hand out can be shared with PEI providers and partners to provide Spanish speaking communities with information about the symptoms and services available to treat these mental health challenges.
    • SanaMente Myths vs. Facts Poster: The SanaMente poster dispels the common misconceptions Spanish speakers have about  living with a mental health challenge.
  • Personal Stories (Testimonios):  Five personal stories of mental health, hope, resilience and recovery from a Latino perspective.

    • La historia de Pedro y Jose shares the struggles a family can face when they are unaware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and suicide (includes English subtitles).

    • La historia de Cristina shares Cristina’s story of how she became a Promotora de Salud to be able to support her children who have experienced mental health challenge

Additional Resources in Spanish

Mental Health Resources (in English)

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately: 1-800-273-8255This is a free 24-hour hotline.
The contest is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The program is implemented by Your Social Marketer, Inc.
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