Film, Talk at Westfield High School to Address Teen Anxiety

CANCELED: This event has been canceled due to the death of Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

An upcoming film screening and panel discussion in Westfield will address anxiety in young adults.

The Westfield High School Parent Teacher Student invites parents and students ages 10 and up to a screening of the documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety,” on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the high school.

The documentary is sparking a global conversation about anxiety and is meant to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts.

The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion. “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” is a new documentary from IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its nonprofit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation.

The story continues after the film preview.

Producers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick have one goal: 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 includes an 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.

Westfield School District Director of Counseling Services Maureen Mazzarese will moderate a panel discussion following the film.

The panel will include the following people:

  • Susan Chan, a behavioral health clinician at Atlantic Health System, works with adolescents and adults using a variety of therapeutic interventions to address mental health problems of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and crisis intervention.
  • Tom Fowler, vice president of operations at High Focus Centers, specializes in skills-based, empirically-validated treatments, with specific expertise with individuals in acute crisis.
  • Meg Hamilton, a Westfield High School graduate, is a licensed clinical social worker who works as a psychotherapist with children, adolescents, adults and families.
  • Tim Hamway is a licensed psychologist, school psychologist and director of special Services in several prestigious school districts. His practice emphasizes holistic health with a consideration of the effects of diet, nutrition and exercise patterns and their relationship to personality functioning.

Attendees are invited to arrive at 6:20 p.m. to participate in a meditative and de-stressing deep breathing exercise. Admission is free but space is limited.

If you go

The screening will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Westfield High School, 550 Dorian Road, Westfield. Tickets may be reserved at ShowClix.

Contact Information
  1. Mary Ann McGann
Tue, April 09
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 04/09/2019 6:30pm 04/09/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Film, Talk at Westfield High School to Address Teen Anxiety

CANCELED: This event has been canceled due to the death of Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

An upcoming film screening and panel discussion in Westfield will address anxiety in young adults.

The Westfield High School Parent Teacher Student invites parents and students ages 10 and up to a screening of the documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety,” ...

550 Dorian Road Westfield, NJ

Westfield High School

550 Dorian Road
Westfield, NJ

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