"ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY"
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 7:00-8:30 PM
TKA's Cabot Theater
Free Admission and Open to Public
Watch this short video (3:10) to hear what people are saying about Angst!
On Tuesday, October 16, The King's Academy will hold a special screening of the documentary Angst to open up a dialogue between families and teens. Parents are highly encouraged to bring their teen with them to the event; teens are encouraged to bring their parents. Of course, either may come alone.
The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film together, followed by 30 minute separate parent and teen discussions. The two panels with include counseling professionals (Susan Oh Cha, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist and Rolana Smith, Family Counselor) along with members of TKA's staff.
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 the documentary Angst has a personal experience with anxiety – from the producers to the interviewees.
While Angst documents the struggles some people have with anxiety, it also reveals their hope for the future and identifies specific tips for managing anxiety. "Everybody needs to know that anxiety disorders are real, common and treatable instead of viewing them as a personal choice or something to be ashamed of, " said Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Senior Director of Anxiety Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute. "Getting help early is crucial in giving people the tools they need to feel better. We just need to start the conversation."
For more information, contact Kriss Hayward, Director of Marketing & Communications, The King's Academy