BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Anxiety, a topic that has on the front burner for local students and their parents for several years, is the subject of "Angst," a film to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center.

The movie is part of a widespread effort to raise awareness about anxiety. A question and answer session following the movie will be conducted by Blue Print Mental Health, according to information about the free event on the Bernards Township website.

The event is being arranged by the Bernards Township Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse, which is asking those to attend to pre-register online for free tickets. Ridge High School is at 268 S. Finley Ave., in Basking Ridge.

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The movie is advertised as suitable for children ages 10 and older.

The Angst project is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families, according to information on the film. Information on the movie is online.

"Angst" includes interviews with kids, teens, experts, and parents with a goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help, according to that information. Angst will be screened in schools, communities, and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources, and hope.