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PTA presents a film screening of Angst
Posted 10/23/19

Thursday, December 5th
6:30 - 7:30pm

Ralston MUR

56 minute film


A new documentary that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. Features World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps!


PLEASE RSVP so we can plan accordingly.




Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps. The films goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. 


Producers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick have one goal: to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Through candid interviews, they utilize the power of film to tell the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they've found solutions and hope. The film also includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available to address the condition. 


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 presentation may not be recorded without prior written approval from Common Sense Media. 


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