Parent Edge presents "Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety," February 6th

January 26, 2018 | by Julia Hess

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Mercer Island Parent Edge will be hosting a free movie screening and discussion event, “Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety,” on February 6 at Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center.

There will be a Resource Fair at 6:30 pm, and the film screening will begin at 7 pm, followed by a panel discussion afterward. The film length is 55 minutes.

More Information from Parent Edge

Angst, an IndieFlix original, is a documentary that looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. With an emphasis on youth and families, the film features interviews with kids, teens, experts and parents.

Youth and young adults offer intimate, honest and accessible perspectives on suffering from and managing anxiety. Experts highlight research and offer tools and resources that provide hope.

Angst is a must-see film that is relevant to the challenges our children are facing day to day. This compelling documentary looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. It features interviews with children and young adults, including Olympic Champion Michael Phelps, who suffer or have suffered from anxiety. Students and parents can learn from Michael Phelps’ struggle with anxiety and why he wants to help fight the stigma and raise awareness around anxiety and kids. This film is a must-see for all parents — no matter the age of your child.

Follow-up Event Information
There will also be a follow-up, parents-only event, “Anxiety and Our Kids: Join the Discussion,” on February 13th at 6:30 pm at the Mercer Island Library. Mercer Island Youth and Family Services counselors will facilitate discussions about anxiety that began after the viewing of the film Angst. Find out more about preventing and addressing anxiety with parents and counselors grouped by elementary, middle, and high school age levels. Counselors will answer questions, offer resources, and we will discuss ways to address anxiety together as a community. All parents are welcome. (No students, please.) This event will be presented in partnership with Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, Friends of Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Parent Edge.

Event Details
Audience: Families, educators, students and community members will benefit from this film. Most appropriate for age 11 years+. (Under age 11 viewer discretion advised.)
Cost: Free!
Location: Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center, 9100 SE 42nd Street
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