The producer of the film, Wendy Skerritt, and its director, Matt Skerritt, are GHS parents (a graduate, and class of 2019)! The idea for the film started with a conversation Matt had with IndieFlix CEO Scilla Andreen, and was inspired by his child’s diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder. Its purpose is to increase awareness of anxiety and provide tools to cope. It presents a kid-to-kid perspective as the most effective way to get this message across.
For parents and other adults, the film encourages an open mind to overcome the misconception that anxiety can simply be “gotten over.” We may not realize how many issues faced by kids can be caused by anxiety. While fear is a normal human emotion, it can become overwhelming and then it becomes important to know what to do to get it under control.
The information in the film is intended to be especially useful for kids without access to other resources. The screening at Garfield is for our community and is also a “thank you” to kids from the school who appear in it, and for crew, friends and family. And the film has a surprise appearance from a well-known athlete!
Doors open at 6:30 PM; screening begins at 7 PM and runs one hour. A counselor from the Teen Health Center has been invited to moderate a Q&A discussion afterwards. Please invite everyone you can —anxiety affects everyone!
Reserve your tickets here today: https://www.showclix.com/event/angst-at-garfield-high-school/pre-sale
See the film’s website for information: http://angstmovie.com/