Angst, a documentary film about anxiety disorders, aims to help reduce the stigma of discussing mental health-related medical conditions. In sharing this 56-minute film with our community, we hope to shed light on what it’s like to be a young person that struggles with anxiety, promote the understanding that anxiety disorders are real and treatable, and offer resources.
Additionally, we will offer an opportunity for discussion following the showings, to best help parents and students discern the difference between typical, everyday stress and clinical anxiety.Ultimately, our goal is to increase awareness, help young people identify trusted people in their own lives, and provide resources every student and parent can utilize.
Parent/Community Showing: Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the PAC. All parents and prospective parents welcome. With a panel of professionals from our own PA community and the local community, we will provide suggestions for families including coping skills, ways to deal with situational stress, and professional, medical resources (for those that need further support). Appropriate for students grade 6 and above. (Grades 9-12 will see the film at school but may come to the evening showing with parents if desired.). Register here.
School Showing: Wednesday, April 24th for students in grades 9-12 with discussion following.
If you have any questions, please contact Kesney McCarthy, Upper School Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.