For many, the first step is understanding that they are not alone, and that it’s OK to ask for help. Angst is built around elementary to high school students’ experiences, with young people talking candidly about how they have been affected, how they have coped, and their optimism for the future.
Angst has changed the course of many young peoples’ lives and has proved to be a lifesaver during the stress of Covid-19.
"So glad my dad got to see this movie now he knows I'm not making it up."
9 year old student, Chicago, IL
"I never knew that what I was experiencing was severe anxiety I'm so grateful to know that there is treatment."
18 year old college student, Seattle, WA
"It's powerful, spot-on, genuine, educational and hopeful. Well done!!"
Shelly at Temple Beth Ami, Maryland
"Angst is the most important, eye-opening documentary you will see this year. Through first-hand accounts and expert commentary, the film leads you with great care through the many facets of teen anxiety, a massive, misunderstood and rapidly growing cultural epidemic. The teenagers in the film describe their suffering with stunning openness, grace and courage. I found myself reacting on two fronts. As a clinician, I was relieved that the filmmakers were able to capture what so many of my young clients are suffering in these complicated days: the bullying, perfectionism, panic, obsession, and too often, hopelessness. I was also surprised at the degree to which the film felt cathartic for me personally. I suffered significant anxiety as a teen, and felt myself moved by, and grateful for, every story. And thankfully, the film ends with the notes of hope we so desperately need. Whether you are a teenager, parent, educator or a mental health professional, you simply need to see this movie, and soon. And every school needs to screen this film. It’s that important.”
Dr. John Duffy, Clinical psychologist, best-selling author of “The Available Parent”, parenting and relationship media expert
"What an amazing project! To have been part of something that can reach so many has been a dream of mine for a long time. I see so many kids who are anxious and what I do as a Doctor reaches many youth but never enough. Clearly the Indieflix forum of documentary// school forums can both inform communities on destigmatizing anxiety and promoting early identification and prompt and effective evidence- based interventions. Bravo Indieflix!”
Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH, FAAP
"Just watched the Angst Film and I am compelled to tell you that it is excellent on so many different levels! The bravery of the subjects in it moved me to tears. And . . . of course, I am reminded of my son, Nuçi. Every human being should see it."
"Wow! Angst - Anxiety isn't cool but talking about it is was an amazing documentary. A must see for all parents."
Healthy Kids Today Magazine
"Angst is a powerful and positive message for students, teachers and parents. The genuine and authentic comments from the young people as well as the professionals in the movie really resonated with our students and our teachers. Not only does ANGST name the many faces of anxiety, and offer tools for taming anxiety, it helps the audience understand that it is OK, we’re not alone, and we can change the narrative with the right supports. This movie needs to be seen by educators and parents so we can help our young people face their fears, and by all young people so they begin understand how to calm their fears, face their anxiety and thrive in life. Thank you Indieflix."
Heather Highet, Principal, Bayridge Secondary School
Rector, Colegio Los Nogales, Colombia
Dr. Juliana Chen
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Adolescent psychologist, and leading authority on teenage behavior
9-year old student
Dr. Laura Kastner
Child Psychologist, Author
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