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Maui School Hosts Screening of Documentary on Anxiety

October 5, 2018, 10:49 AM HST
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Kamehameha Schools Maui hosts a screening for the documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

The event is free and open to the public and will be preceded by light refreshments at 6 p.m. at the Kamehameha Schools Maui campus, Keōpūolani Hale.

Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance online.

Organizers say anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in children and adolescents. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that by the age of 18, 1 in 3 children will have met the criteria for an anxiety disorder. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one‐third of those experiencing anxiety receive treatment.

The film features candid interviews with children and young adults discussing their anxiety and its impact on their lives, along with a special interview with Olympian Michael Phelps. The documentary includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety, its sociological effects and resources and tools.

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The purpose of the screening is to educate students, school staff, families, and community members on this important topic.

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Parents are encouraged to attend with children ages 10 and older.

The film is 56 minutes long. Following the film, there will be discussion, resources and interaction with community providers.

For more information or to preview a trailer, visit angstmovie.com. Questions about the event can be direct to: (808) 572‐3100.

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