Angst Documentary

October 23rd
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Join Sand Point Elementary PTA for a special screening of the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. Angst was created to help break the stigma around anxiety and open up the conversation around mental health. The filmmakers believe there is power in watching as a community; power to change and permission to talk about it. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion moderated by Bryan Manzo, Sand Point Elementary School Counselor, featuring:

Dr. Ariel Ravid
Assistant Director & Clinic Psychologist, Child Anxiety Center
Evidence Based Treatment Center Seattle

Dr. Lorena Shih
Site Medical Director, Allegro Pediatrics
Sand Point Elementary Alumni Parent




Doors open up at 5:45 p.m. | Tickets are free, but you must register online. https://spe-angst.eventbrite.com We welcome donations from attendees of gift cards (to a local grocery store such as QFC, Safeway, Met Market, Target, Fred Meyer) and/or cash to support Sand Point’s Family Support Program.

This film is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Childcare will be available through the YMCA. Please email sandpointelempta@gmail.com to sign up for a spot.

While “Angst” documents the struggles some people have with anxiety, it also reveals their hope for the future. Noah, a teenager in the film, describes it this way: “Anxiety doesn’t define me. It’s not just a curse; it also gives me strength.”

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 “Angst” has a personal experience with anxiety – from the producers to the interviewees.

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