iNDIEFLIX Education has sparked a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. We’d love to welcome you into the conversation. Reserve your tickets for Angst at Home, presented by Metropolitan Pediatrics. Patients (ages 10+) and their family members are invited to watch the film at home for free, with on-demand access for up to two viewing sessions. Reserve your tickets below, and we’ll share the virtual screening link with you.
Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
What is the difference between “being anxious” and having an anxiety disorder? What can we do about the 634% rise in use of Mental Health America’s online tool for anxiety since the start of COVID-19? Why is there still so much fear and stigma in just talking to others instead of hiding online? What can each of us do to make it better and best engage in a full and happy life?
Angst is on a mission to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. This 56-minute documentary delves into all aspects of our society’s most common mental health challenge with:
- Candid interviews with kids and teens who discuss their anxiety, its impacts on their lives and relationships, and how they’ve found solutions and hope
- Expert perspectives (from institutions, such as Stanford University and Child Mind Institute) who talk about the causes of anxiety, its sociological effects, and resources to help
- Tips, tricks, and strategies to help reset thinking patterns, push back against anxiety, and support others
- Awareness that anyone can be touched by – and overcome – anxiety, via a unique and revealing interview with mental health advocate Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history
Part of the beauty of this film is the openness of the children and young adults featured; for some of them, the “Angst” project marks the first time they are publicly sharing their experiences with anxiety. Our hope is that their candidness and bravery will inspire our community to do the same. The film is also hopeful and optimistic; Noah, a teenager featured, describes it this way: “Anxiety doesn’t define me. It’s not just a curse; it also gives me strength.”
“Everybody needs to know that anxiety disorders are real, common, and treatable instead of viewing them as a personal choice or something to be ashamed of,” said Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Senior Director of Anxiety Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute. “Getting help early is crucial in giving people the tools they need to feel better. We just need to start the conversation.”
“The conversation surrounding mental health really hits home for me,” said Michael Phelps. “Many people don’t understand how debilitating mental illness truly can be, and even more than that, how common it is, yet people are afraid to have serious discussions about it. I welcomed the opportunity to be a part of Angst to further the dialogue around mental health and to help people understand the impact anxiety has on our mental state and encourage people, especially kids, to ask for help.”
Angst comes with discussion guides, tip sheets, and further resources to continue the conversation.
Watch Angst at Home, Presented by Metropolitan Pediatrics
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