Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Join Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, MI Parent Edge and Friends of the Mercer Island Library on February 6th for a viewing of Angst, an IndieFlix film about kids and anxiety.  Angst is a must-see film that is relevant to the challenges our children are facing day to day.

This compelling documentary looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it.

It features interviews with children and young adults including Olympic Champion Michael Phelps who suffer or have suffered from anxiety. Read HERE about Michael Phelps’ struggle with anxiety and why he wants to help fight the stigma and raise awareness around anxiety and kids. This film is a must-see for all parents — no matter the age of your child.

Join us at the MIHS PAC for a Resource Fair starting at 6:30, the film screening at 7:00, followed by a panel discussion.

This program is for parents of kids of all ages and for students in grades 5-12.

Sponsored by Mercer Island Parent Edge, MI Youth and Family Services and the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Audience Guidance: Families, educators, students and community members will benefit from this film. Appropriate for age 11 years+. Under age 11 viewer discretion advised.www.angstmovie.com

 

FOLLOW-UP EVENT

Anxiety and Our Kids: Join the Discussion
February 13, 6:30pm at Mercer Island Library

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services counselors will facilitate discussions about anxiety that began after the viewing of the film Angst. Find out more about preventing and addressing anxiety with parents and counselors grouped by elementary, middle and high school age levels. Counselors will answer questions, offer resources, and we will discuss ways to address anxiety together as a community.

All parents are welcome. No students, please. 

Presented in partnership with Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, Friends of Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Parent Edge.

Click here for Angst flyer.

Angst Film Brochure

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