Recover Me, Arts Gala for Mental Health Awareness

Welcome to our Fourth Annual Recover Me Gala! Dress to the nines and enjoy original films and art about mental health while raising funds for the LA chapter of the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).

The Gala includes an interactive visual arts gallery, followed by the premiere of this year's short films and live performances based on original scripts from worldwide submissions. Following screening and performances, there will be a panel with mental healthcare professionals. The evening concludes with a reception, and a chance to further engage with our artists. We combine arts and education to enrich and diversify the conversation around mental health!

PROGRAM : PG 13 *no graphic descriptions or visuals around assault or self harm are presented. Trigger warnings are provided, along with a space to step out and return as needed.


  • Schizophrenia Showcase- a woman's 14 year journey with Schizophrenia
  • Detail Oriented - alzheimers
  • Black to Blue-breaking cultural silence around emotions and suicide
  • Box of Teeth- suicide and finding new points of view
  • Fungus- a look at depression and diagnosis
  • Happiness 4 Dummies- finding the joy of life
  • Shadows- depression told through the lens of Plato's The Allegory of the Cave

Live Pieces

  • I Don't Want to be Touched- original song by Chris Ang about sexual assault
  • Support Circle- a scene of collected poems about mental health


  • Dr. Candice Ruttner-Duryea- LMFT therapist/neurofeedback specialist
  • Saba Harouni- art therapist
  • Dr. Vanessa Hughes- somatic therapist
  • Kelly Manning- AFSP representative

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50% of all ticket sales go toward the LA chapter of the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

The other 50% goes toward future Recover Me Galas (paying artists, film production and gala creation)

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Event Date and Time
Friday, December 8th | 7pm - 11pm PST
Monk Space | Film Warehouse LA, 4414 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004
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