Greenwich Library to Host Screening of ‘Angst’


Greenwich Library will host a special screening of the IndieFlix Original documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety,” in the Meeting Room on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.

The 56-minute documentary has sparked a global conversation about anxiety, its causes, and what we can do about it. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges 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. Through candid interviews, “Angst” tells the stories of kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, its effect on their lives and relationships, and how they’ve found solutions and hope. The film also features interviews with mental health experts and advocates, including athlete Michael Phelps, who shares his experiences in intimate, honest detail.

While “Angst” documents the struggles many of the subjects have with anxiety, it also reveals their optimism for the future. 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.”

The film is appropriate for ages 10 and up, and a Q&A discussion, moderated by The Anxiety Institute of Greenwich, will follow the screening. The Anxiety Institute provides specialized treatment for adolescents and young adults suffering with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders and trauma, along with issues often associated with these challenges, including school refusal, perfectionism, procrastination, and insomnia. 

This screening is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. The event is open to all at no charge, but registration is suggested on the Library’s calendar. For more information, please contact Health Librarian Sandra Chan at schan@greenwichlibrary.org or call 203-625-6549.

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