FREE Community Film Screening of "ANGST"
The acclaimed documentary is brought to the Riverview Community by
Friends of Youth, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, and Riverview School District
On December 5, 2018, the Riverview School District, in partnership with Friends of Youth and Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, will hold a special screening of the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The event is designed to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders, and experts.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. (see the poster above), at the Riverview School District ESC, and will feature a viewing of the 56-minute documentary film, following by an informative panel discussion.
Producers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick have one goal with Angst: start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Through candid interviews, they tell the stories of kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they have found solutions and hope.
The film also features Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. Additionally, Angst 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.
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. Everyone involved in the development of Angst has a personal experience with anxiety - from the producers to the interviewees.
The Riverview School District is proud to be a partner and co-host of this event and encourage all interested in joining us for this informative and important film and discussion.
Note: The film is recommended for viewers age 12 and above.