Anxiety can affect individuals at any age, and we are seeing more and more students being impacted by it each year. As a parent it can be difficult to understand how your child is feeling and how best to support them.
We invite any parent or guardian who wants to learn more about anxiety, how it impacts students, and how they can find help and hope to a special screening of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. This hour-long film tells the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impact on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available to address the condition. You can learn more about the film by visiting angstmovie.com.
This Parent University event will be held on Monday, March 4th at Central High School. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, mental health professionals and District 301 Student Services staff will hold a panel discussion to address questions parents may have. Light refreshments will be served and child care will be provided.
All students in grades 6 through 12 will view a student version of this film on Wednesday, February 27th (grades 8-12) or Thursday, February 28th (grades 6-7), creating an opportunity for parents to have conversations with their students about the film and anxiety.