Angst is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.
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How to host a screening

Is anxiety affecting you and the people living in your community? Are you a teacher who sees many students dealing with stress or anxiety? Or a parent with children experiencing anxiety? Help break the stigma around anxiety and get the discussion started today.

Why isn’t this online?

How to get a conversation going

Angst is not available online at this time because we are currently screening the film at schools and community centers across the country. We believe it is important to follow up this film with an in-person discussion. At some point in the near future, we hope to make the film available online as well.

What People Are Saying

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Michael Phelps

The conversation surrounding mental health really hits home for me. Many people don’t understand how debilitating mental illness truly can be, and even more than that, how common it is, yet people are afraid to have the serious discussions about it. I welcomed the opportunity to be a part of ‘Angst’ to further the dialogue around mental health and to help people understand the impact anxiety has on our mental state and encourage people, especially kids, to ask for help.

Michael Phelps
@MichaelPhelps
Dr. Jerry Bubrick

In our world there is a stigma attached to mental health disorders. People see anxiety as a personal failing rather than a medical condition; they see it as something to be ashamed of, rather than something to be treated. In reality, anxiety is universal. It doesn’t discriminate — and it’s very treatable. We just need to acknowledge it and talk openly first.

Dr. Jerry Bubrick
Senior Director, Child Mind Institute

Take the Anxiety Quiz

Here’s how it works: You indicate the behaviors that are making you concerned about your child by answering a series of questions. The Symptom Checker analyzes your answers to give you a list of psychiatric or learning disorders that are associated with those symptoms.

Click here to take the quiz