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"Sharing Hope"
Teen Videos on Depression

Wooten teens worked diligently in early 2021 creating the seven short videos below to help raise awareness about youth and depression during the pandemic. We thank them for their patience and care in producing videos to help youth and adults understand and cope with depression.

Thank you to our sponsor Community Response System of South Los Angeles for their concern for our students' mental health and for providing a $1,500 grant for youth stipends and other expenses.

Thank you to volunteer director Lorena Bourdevaire Casillas, intern Celeste Ponce, parent Regina Christine Crayton, and the therapists below for their expertise and care in guiding our students.

Help for Depression

Reduce stress.


Get help.

LA County Helpline

(800) 854-7771


Live. Laugh. Love.

Feel free to share this .mp4 file with all seven videos below on loop. To obtain the file by email, call Naomi at (323) 756-7203.

Please share with the following credit:

"Teen producers at the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center created seven videos on understanding and coping with depression. The "Sharing Hope" video project was sponsored by the Community Response System of South Los Angeles ( For more info, visit"


Dr. Rhonda Brinkley-Kennedy

Founder and CEO
South Central Training Consortium

BA, Child Development, CSULA

MA, Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine
Doctor of Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

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David Hernandez, MSW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Epiphany Counseling Center

BA, Psychology, UCLA

MA, Social Work, CSULB

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Kenneth Brown, MFT

South Central Training Consortium

Josephine Fischer, 11th

Kai Ciofassa, 11th

Alexia Cadena, 7th

Fernando Villegas, 12th

Mileva Villegas, 7th

Justin Gray, 8th

Ernez Crayton, 8th

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