Maranatha’s Learning Assistance Program Presents “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”
On Thursday, April 12, Maranatha will be holding a special screening of the brand new IndieFlix documentary called “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.”
Led and moderated by Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Dr. Andre van Rooyen, “Angst” has one goal in mind, and that is to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Through candid interviews, they utilize the power of film to tell the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. The children and young adults that are featured in the film are publicly sharing their experiences with anxiety for the first time, but they also bring an inspiration of hope because their courage to be so open will inspire others in the community to do the same.
In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with help, resources, and tools available to address the condition. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental challenge in the United States, 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.
Thanks to our event host, Maranatha’s Learning Assistance Program, we will be holding two screenings of “Angst: Raising Awareness and Anxiety” at 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Commons, which is located on the third floor of the Academic Center. We highly encourage everyone to attend one of the the two screenings to become more aware of anxiety and how to treat it.