Minding Your Mind, Massachusetts Presents the IndieFlix documentary “ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY”. A new film created to open up the conversation about anxiety, and provide tools, resources & hope. (Appropriate for ages 11 and up.)
Followed by Q&A with Jon Mattleman and an MYM Young Adult Speaker
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54% of females and 46% of males, with age 7 being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. In other words, about half of us are currently struggling with anxiety.
The beauty of this film is that the children and young adults featured are openly talking about their experiences with anxiety and other mental health challenges. For some of them, it’s the first time they are publicly sharing their stories. Our hope is that their candidness and bravery will inspire our community to do the same.
One of the experts in ANGST, Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Sr. Director of Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, sums it up: “Anxiety disorders are real, common and treatable. Getting help early is crucial in giving people the tools they need to feel better, we just need to start the conversation.”
Thursday, May 17, 7-8:30 pm
Newton South High School, Seasholes Auditorium
140 Brandeis Road, Newton, MA
Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. Our goal is to end the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. Minding Your Mind’s programs move away from the crisis-based response to prevention through education. Meet our speakers, read testimonials, and learn more about the programs we offer at www.mindingyourmind.org.
Trailer online here:
Event flyer online here