Archmere Guidance Department Presents: "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety"
On October 22, 2019, the Archmere Guidance Department will be hosting a free special screening of the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety at 7:00pm in the Archmere Theatre. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by a question and answer opportunity. This screening is open to the public.
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.
Through candid interviews, Angst utilizes 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.