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DOCUMENTARY - Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

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Sand Point Elementary School

6208 60th Avenue Northeast

Seattle, WA 98115

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Join Sand Point Elementary PTA for a special screening of the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. Angst was created to help break the stigma around anxiety and open up the conversation around mental health. The filmmakers believe there is power in watching as a community; power to change and permission to talk about it. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion moderated by Bryan Manzo, Sand Point Elementary School Counselor, featuring:

Dr. Ariel Ravid, Assistant Director & Clinic Psychologist, Child Anxiety Center,Evidence Based Treatment Center Seattle

Dr. Lorena Shih, Pediatrician, Site Medical Director, Allegro Pediatrics, Sand Point Elementary Alumni Parent

Check out the trailer for the film: https://angstmovie.com/trailer/

Doors open up at 5:45 p.m. | Tickets are free, but you must register online. We welcome donations from attendees of gift cards (to a local grocery store such as QFC, Safeway, Met Market, Target, Fred Meyer) and/or cash to support Sand Point's Family Support Program.

This film is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Childcare will be available through the YMCA. Please email sandpointelempta@gmail.com to sign up for a spot.

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.

While “Angst” documents the struggles some people have with anxiety, it also reveals their hope for the future. Noah, a teenager in the film, 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."

"We felt it was important to make a movie that could raise awareness to open up the conversation and provide hope," said Andreen, IndieFlix CEO and “Angst” Producer. "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.

"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 the 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” screens in schools and communities across the world. The IndieFlix original film is expected to reach more than three million people around the world, through 25,000 community and school screenings.

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