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A year-long, turn-key SEL program inspired by our mental health films to support practical life skill building and social, emotional well-being for educators, students and their families


Raising awareness around anxiety


Finding balance in social media use


Developing empathy & resilience to reduce cyber-bullying


Exploring how we can talk more comfortably and positively about racism


Flexible, plug-n-play program easily accessed from one central dashboard that integrates:

  • Four award-winning films (each under an hour) that kick-off understanding and emotional engagement of the subjects which include anxiety, resilience, bullying, social media addiction, respect, communication and kindness
  • 48 Film Chapters & 24 SEL learning modules based on cognitive behavioral therapy that gamify talking about our feelings. Each combines exercises, discussion & reflection for practical life skill building, long-term attitude & habit shift
  • Extensive educator program & support materials including monthly PLC
  • A turnkey, easy to implement program, with monthly facilitator guide sharing best practices & ideas on the many ways to integrate into the classroom or any time-frame. Suitable for in-person, remote or hybrid learning
  • Surveys and follow-up resources to measure impact and continued learning, online and printable worksheets
  • Easily shareable with families at home
  • New content added to keep the program relevant

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What are people saying about the Creative Coping Toolkit?

The Creative Coping Toolkit directly addresses some of the major stressors for today's youth

SOCIAL MEDIA addiction

The majority

of teenagers have increased their time on social media, according to parents.

Explore the film: LIKE



estimated increase in cyber-bullying during stay-at-home orders at the start of the pandemic.

Explore the film: The Upstanders


A Systematic Review found that experiencing racism can lead to poor mental health and, to a lesser extent, poor physical health.

Explore the film: RACE To Be Human

“The past year has been a very difficult one for most people...In our research, we see that young people have been harder hit emotionally than older adults—which was not something we had originally expected, given the increased risk of illness and death from COVID-19 among seniors. We are still trying to understand why young people have had greater challenges coping with the pandemic, but it may be the isolation from friends and loved ones that may be particularly challenging, or increased worries about their futures."

Roxane Cohen Silver, PhD 

Professor of Psychological Science, Public Health, and Medicine at the University of California, Irvine




Angst's mission: to normalize talking about anxiety in a positive way and build a supportive community

Through candid interviews, the power of film is used to tell the stories of teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. The film also includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety, the brain science and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available.

Learn More about Angst



LIKE inspires, informs and helps equip all of us to create balance with technology.

Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care… but is that really happening? The film features in-depth interviews with teenagers reflecting on their own social media use, as well as experts including Max Stossel, Head of Education and Content at the Center of Humane Technology, Leah Pearlman, co-creator of the Facebook “Like” button and Dr Jerry Bubrick, A Senior Psychologist at Child Mind Institute.

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The Upstanders

The Upstanders delves deep into cyber-bullying addressing resilience and the power of peers to eradicate bullying

Woven into this is a very personal, first-hand account of a family’s tragic loss that inspired new legislation to turn the tide against this very real epidemic, the latest scientific and medical research, and strategies to help turn back the tide. With the enforced isolation, anxiety and increased screen time that has descended with the pandemic, we are living through a perfect storm for intense cyber-bullying, making this film even more vital viewing than before.

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RACE To Be Human

RACE To Be Human addresses the impact of racism on our mental health through the lens of students, experts and educators.

Created for schools, communities and corporations, RACE to be Human addresses the apprehension and confusion so many of us feel when it comes to talking about race and racism. The film examines micro-aggressions, allyship and the role of social media. It also shares how we can participate and build empathy through conversations at home, work and school.

Learn More about RACE To Be Human

Our mental health film programs did not come about by chance.

Filmmaker, Scilla Andreen set out to make a movie about mental health after the loss of a friend by suicide. Taking the film out into the world hosting thousands of screenings and listening to students, parents and educators who shared their stories and challenges inspired the creation of the Creative Coping Toolkit so this program is built by all of us for all of us. 

Angst, explores anxiety, highlighting that increased time spent on social media worsened anxiety, a sense of isolation, and depression.

Filming ‘LIKE,’ is about finding a healthy balance with technology, and the science behind why it's so hard to put our phones down. 

This resulted in ‘The Upstanders.’ a film about resilience and the power of peers to eradicate bullying. 

Our newest film,RACE to be Human,’  explores how we can teach our children about racism and addresses the apprehension many of us feel when discussing race.

These films complement each other, helping young people to adults towards better thought patterns, more considered actions, stronger empathy, and resilience. They help them become healthier, happier, and more resilient.

“The films provided by iNDIEFLIX Mental Health Programs went a long way in helping our teens with their daily struggles. The film programs also educated our educators and parents on how to assist their teens in an effective and caring manner. I am very thankful and look forward to future films!”

Rabbi Brian Strauss
Head Rabbi of Congregation Beth Yeshurun



“The conversation surrounding mental health really hits home for me. Many people don't understand how debilitating mental illness truly can be, and even more than that, how common it is, yet people are afraid to have the serious discussions about it. I welcomed the opportunity to be a part of Angst to further the dialogue around mental health and to help people understand the impact anxiety has on our mental state and encourage people, especially kids, to ask for help.”

Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold Medalist


Think Angst is helpful for kids and teens 



“LIKE is truly an incredible film depicting the unsettling reality of technology addiction within teenagers. The filmmakers do a wonderful job bringing in different viewpoints, stories, and scientific data emphasizing the need to feel connected to others through a phone screen. I absolutely recommend LIKE to every student, parent, or educator as we battle this era of technology overconsumption- 10/10!”

Jenna Fondren, Safe School Institute Manager, Crime Stoppers of Houston


Think LIKE would be helpful for parents and adults


Upstanders #2 (Male portrait) (1)

“It was the first few moments of the film that stayed with me.  Kids have more power than ever now – the power that is all the more potent with immediacy.  Our focus needs to be on teaching kids how to slow down and reflect on their choices.  I think we need to make decision-making a more concrete part of our character education pieces; this film really put that into the spotlight for me.”

Shayla M., Vice Principal


Intend to practice some of the tools & tips from the film


SH Youth 1 (16x9)

“Powerful film. From start to finish this film had me thinking about myself, my students, my S.O, and my children. It had me thinking about the past, the present, and the future of society.”

American School Counselors Association, ASCA


of educators thought the film and information were easy to follow.


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