Pediatric Associates of the Northwest is partnering with indieflix Education to host a virtual screening of the documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.” We hope this inspiring film will lead to helpful conversations between kids, parents, and healthcare providers about anxiety. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion by PANW behavioral health psychologists and pediatricians.
What is the difference between “being anxious” and having an anxiety disorder? What can each of us do to reduce the stigma around this problem, help ourselves and each other, and engage in a full and happy life despite anxiety?
Angst is on a mission to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety, our society’s most common mental health challenge. Angst helps explain anxiety and what we can do about it to help both ourselves and others. It features World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps, experts in the field, and real teenagers. This hopeful documentary includes:
- Candid interviews with kids and teens who discuss their anxiety, its impact on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope
- Experts from places like Stanford University and Child Mind Institute, who talk about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects and resources that can help
- Tips, tricks, and strategies to help re-set thinking patterns, push back against anxiety and support others
- Awareness that anyone can be touched by, and overcome, anxiety- via a revealing interview with mental health advocate Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history
Here are some reactions from PANW medical and behavioral health providers who have watched the film:
“Angst was so wonderful to watch! I loved all the voices from so many different kids sharing their experiences. The film gives us a lot of hope as well, that by telling our stories anxiety can improve.“- Mari Kay Evans-Smith, MD
“The film is so well produced and really normalizes anxiety. It helped me understand what my patients and those in my life are going through.” – Scott Spencer, MD
“The movie is excellent! It shares a wide range of experiences and raises awareness. Highly recommend watching this film as a family to support the conversation.” – Amber Yelliott, LCSW
“Angst will really help those with anxiety see that they are not alone and that they can feel better with the right help.” – Alex Cross-Knorr, PhD
“I watched it, and thought it was great, genuine and on target! I have been informing all my patients and families about this opportunity!” – Vivian Aranda-Michel, PsyD
Angst is most beneficial for children 10 years and older, but younger children may watch as well.
Join us for this must-see documentary and panel discussion with our expert psychologists and pediatricians!
Dates: Daily 8/1-9/7 **Links to the screening will work for any of these days**
Time: At Your Convenience