“Angst”- Free Film and Discussion

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FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION WITH LOCAL EXPERTS

Tuesday, October 29
7:00 PM @ Willson Auditorium //   Families and groups encouraged to attend!

What does anxiety look like in teens? How can our community help? BFS is proud to support BE Yourself Project’s FREE screening of “Angst”, the IndieFlix Original documentary designed to open dialogue around anxiety and mental health with an emphasis on youth and young adults. Through candid interviews, filmmakers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick utilize the power of film to tell the stories of kids and teens who discuss their anxiety, its impacts on their lives and relationships, and how they’ve found solutions and hope.

For more information, email Kelly Fedge Dubose at beyourselfprojectmt@gmail.com or call 406.579.8521

General Admission tickets are available day of show in Willson lobby at 6:30 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. You can also print tickets HERE

On Tuesday, October 29th, the Bozeman-based Be Yourself Project, in cooperation with IndieFlix Foundation, presents a FREE screening of Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety at 7:00 pm in Bozeman’s Willson Auditorium. This IndieFlix Original documentary – created to start community conversations about teen anxiety, plus provide tools, resources and hope – is designed to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts.

Through candid interviews, filmmakers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick utilize the power of film to tell the stories of kids and teens who discuss their anxiety, its impacts on their lives and relationships, and 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 and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available to address the condition.

“The conversation surrounding mental health really hits home for me,” said Michael Phelps. “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.”

Partnering Bozeman organizations of Angst include La Motte School, BSD7, Bozeman Parent University, Hopa Mountain, Thrive, Decoding Dyslexia, and Bozeman Film Society, Montana Mindfulness Project, Greater Gallatin United Way, Montana Parent, and NAMI. Running 56 minutes, the film will be followed by a panel led by local Bozeman leaders.

Panelists includs: Chad Berg- Director of Special Education BSD7; Johanna Bertken- Student Assitance Coordinator; Sheri Blackwood LCPC- BHS School Counselor; Dr. Troy Couture- Pediatrician at Hatch Pediatrics; Kelly Fedge-DuBose –( Facilitator) Neurodiversity / Literacy Specialist- Expanding ABILITIES; Danica Jamison- Greater Gallatin United Way- President and CEO; Tricia LeQuesne- Ecotherapy counselor and consultant ( HELP Center volunteer);Tom Peluso – NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness); Mary Beth Pummel Ph.D. – School Psychologist (Hawthorne and CJ)

General admission tickets to Angst are FREE and space is limited. Register yourself, family, or group to attend and print tickets at https://www.showclix.com/event/angst-be-yourself-project, or just show up!  Doors open at 6:30. Movie at 7:00 pm. For more information contact Kelly Fedge DuBose at 406-579-8521, or email beyourselfprojectmt@gmail.com

About the Film:

Film Producers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick have one goal with Angst: 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 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 and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available to address the condition.

Part of the beauty of this film is the openness of the children and young adults featured; for some of them, the “Angst” project marks the first time they are publicly sharing their experiences with anxiety. Our hope is that their candidness and bravery will inspire our local community to do the same. 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.”

“Everybody needs to know that anxiety disorders are real, common and treatable instead of viewing them as a personal choice or something to be ashamed of,” said Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Senior Director of Anxiety Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute. “Getting help early is crucial in giving people the tools they need to feel better. We just need to start the conversation.”

“We felt it was important to make a movie that could raise awareness to open up the conversation and provide hope,” said Andreen, IndieFlix CEO and “Angst” Producer. “So many people struggle with anxiety and have trouble talking about it. We want to change that.”

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.

Screening in schools and communities across the world, Angst is expected to reach more than three million people around the world, through 25,000 community and school screenings.PRESS CONTACT: Kelly Fedge DuBose,  406.579.8521, beyourselfprojectmt@gmail.com