"Sharing Hope"
Youth Videos on Depression

Wooten students worked diligently in early 2021 creating short videos to help raise awareness about youth and depression. We thank them for their patience and care in researching and producing videos with coping strategies and other information to help address the growing number of suicides among our youth due to COVID-19 depression and other issues.

Thank you to our video director and Wooten scholarship alum Lorena Bourdevaire Casillas, assistant video director and Public Allies intern Celeste Ponce, and video editor and Wooten parent Regina Christine Crayton for their communications expertise and care in guiding our students.

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


Last but not least, thank you to the following therapists who consulted with our students, facilitating discussions and providing resources on coping with depression:

Help for Depression

Reduce stress.



Get help.

LA County Helpline

(800) 854-7771


Live. Laugh. Love.

Also feel free to call Dr. Kennedy at right at (323) 446-4311 for a referral to a South Central Training Consortium therapist at low or no cost. Tell them the Wooten Center referred you.

Meanwhile, we pray the following videos will help inspire and strengthen you for the long run.

Josephine Fischer, 11th

Ernez Crayton, 8th

Fernando Villegas, 12th

Justin Gray, 8th


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

Alexia Cadena, 7th

Mileva Villegas, 7th

Kai Ciofassa, 11th