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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Build Up Your Community

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.

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Why isn't this online?

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.

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Angst has been featured in...

The Today Show, ABC news, People Magazine, Men'sHealth, the Associated Press, and more!

Here's what people are saying about Angst!

Experts, Educators & Public Figures

"Angst is inspirational; the courageous effort made by teens in the film to face their fears and become competent in coping is heart-warming and breath-taking."

Dr. Laura Kastner

"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."

Michael Phelps

"I also find that anxiety is a debilitating disease with our students and wanted to share your vision and hope with them. "

John H., Counselor, Gordon Bell High School

Students, Teens & Parents

"So glad my dad got to see this movie now he knows I'm not making it up."

9 year old student - Chicago, IL

"I wish this film had existed when I was growing up it would've saved me and my family a lot of heartache."

Father of 3 kids - NYC

"I never knew that what I was experiencing was severe anxiety I'm so grateful to know that there is treatment."

18 year old college student - Seattle, WA
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Angst Gallery
Summit Atlas Screening
Cranbrook Kingswood Screening
Crowd Show of Hands
Villa Academy Screening
Landmark Regent Premiere
Michael Phelps Interview from Angst
VR Filming, Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes Filming
VR Behind the Scenes

Resources, Tools and Help

We know anxiety can cause you, your loved ones, and your friends a lot of stress. Here are some of the resources we believe can help. This list has been examined by experts in the mental health field and will continue to grow. Please note these are just recommendations, and not "one size fits all".

If you or someone you know is feeling anxiety it's important to tell a family member, friend, teacher or counselor. Reach out to someone who can help, and in an emergency call 911, or text the Crisis text line 741741.