Raising awareness around teen anxiety - Angst Oct 22

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Shoreline Community Movie project and the Movie Mamas will be screening “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4pm at Shoreline Auditorium.

Prior to the movie we will have a brief introduction to get us tuned into our Resilience and a practice for working with Stress. Following the movie we’ll keep growing our skills and connections (30 minutes) so we leave knowing more about what is happening with our kids/teens, simple practices for working with our own stress and local resources for learning more and getting help.

This film helps start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety with an emphasis on youth and families. The film features candid interviews with children and young adults discussing their anxiety and its impact on their lives, along with a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. The documentary includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.

"We felt it was important to make a movie that could raise awareness to open up the conversation and provide hope," said producer and IndieFlix CEO, Scilla Andreen. "So many people struggle with anxiety and have trouble talking about it. We want to change that."

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age seven being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Everyone involved in the development of “Angst” has a personal experience with anxiety – from the producers to the interviewees.

Watch the trailer

Suggested donation: $5 per adult; students free. Advance tickets can be purchased online. For more information contact Mary Hart at 206-353-1901.


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