This event is hosted by Casco Bay CAN, Choose To Be Healthy, City of Bangor Department of Public Health and Community Services, Healthy Acadia, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, Project Alliance, River Valley Rising and Somerset Public Health.
Angst is a film-based education program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts, and parents. Our goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. We will be showing the film, which will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials.
Learn more at www.angstmovie.com
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Angst- Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Monday, March 26, 7:00 pm in the FPAC
Following the film will be a panel with Dr. Bernie Hershbe, head of Bowdoin’s Counseling Services, Bowdoin students, Lorien Whitten, MA, LCPC Counselor, Linda Tiffany, Day One Substance Abuse Counselor, Phyllis Latham, FMS Guidance Counselor
“Angst is a touching and honest look at how anxiety impacts teens and their families. The message of the film, spoken loudly and clearly by teens, parents, and experts, normalizes the struggle and offers hope with its focus on the value of connection, openness, and family support. Why is anxiety the most common of mental health issues among our youth? This film asks us to look directly at our stress-filled culture and what we must do to better support our young people.”
“The conversation surrounding mental health really hits home for me. Many people don’t understand how debilitating mental illness truly can be, and even more than that, how common it is, yet people are afraid to have the serious discussions about it. I welcomed the opportunity to be a part of Angst to further the dialogue around mental health and to help people understand the impact anxiety has on our mental state and encourage people, especially kids, to ask for help.”
Michael Phelps, Olympic gold swimmer
This event is free and open to the public thanks to our generous sponsorship from local businesses and community members.