The 43-minute film will begin at 7:00 pm both nights, followed by Q & A discussion with Natasha Prime, MSW, the school district’s social worker and child welfare counselor. (The October 17th event will have additional professionals on the panel.)
As part of the PTA Programs at both schools, these documentaries and panel discussions are meant to provide valuable information and support regarding the social and emotional well-being of the students and the community. All are invited and admission is free.
“Angst” is a documentary about anxiety and how it effects children, teens and young adults. It raises awareness of this mental health issue and provides resources and tools.
In the film, 23-time gold medalist, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, talks about his battle with anxiety and depression that led him to, at one time, have suicidal thoughts.
During these complicated times, we’re seeing more issues of bullying, perfectionism, panic, obsession and hopelessness, especially among young people. “Angst” is a film which may help destigmatize and prevent anxiety not just in our kids but in all of us.
Registration links will be available in each of the schools’ websites:
SPMS PTA “ANGST” SCREENING
SOUTH PASADENA MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
October 17, Friday, 7:00 PM
SPHS PTSA “ANGST” SCREENING
SOUTH PASADENA HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
October 29, Monday, 7:00 PM