Angst Film Screening and Panel Discussion

October 2, 6:00 p.m. in the Blauvelt Theatre.
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free, but RSVP required.

Friends Select is hosting a free screening of Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, an IndieFlix documentary that explores the multilayered effects of anxiety on our society. This 56-minute film includes interviews with children and teenagers discussing their anxiety, as well as advice from mental health professionals. It also features an interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time.

Since its release in 2017, Angst has been screened in schools and community centers throughout the world in an effort to spark a global dialogue about anxiety. The film’s website also contains educational resources and tools for addressing anxiety, which include answers to commonly asked questions, links to websites for finding therapists, mindfulness apps, articles, books, and more. There is also a web series about living with anxiety, and a virtual reality experience that enables users to experience a simulated panic attack.

The Angst screening is part of our second annual Wellness Program, a year-long campaign to engage the Friends Select community and the public about mental health issues. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Manely Ghaffari, a child and adolescent psychiatrist who practices in Old City Philadelphia (and an FSS parent), and Dr. Deborah Ledley, a psychologist who practices in Narberth, PA, and specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents struggling with anxiety. The panel will be moderated by Friends Select’s psychologist, Dr. Natan Gottesman. The Wellness Program is being made possible by an anonymous Friends Select family.

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