Angst Viewing - December 6 - 7:00 p.m.

December 05, 2018

 

 

All teens experience some amount of anxiety – it’s a normal reaction to stress.  But when temporary worries or fears become pervasive and interfere with relationships, schoolwork and health, anxiety disorders are at play. Anxiety disorders are highly common and highly treatable, yet most who suffer don’t seek assistance. How can we as a community recognize the signs of this mental health epidemic and what resources are available? In their yearlong focus on youth anxiety, the Safe Community Coalition, in conjunction with the McLean High School PTSA, is hosting a free showing of the IndieFlix Original Film Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety on Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in the McLean High School auditorium. This important, eye-opening documentary features students affected by anxiety, mental health professionals and Olympic athlete and mental health advocate Michael Phelps in opening up the conversation and providing hope around a topic many find difficult to discuss. 

Following the movie, a panel of mental health professionals from McLean High School and the community will lead a panel discussion and question and answer session to provide further information.

This event is free and recommended for 6th grade and up and is expected to be well attended.