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The goal of Angst is to help people of all ages, especially kids, to not be afraid to speak up about their mental health. Opening up to someone about how they are feeling can completely change their life for the better. Giving children the platform and opportunity to ask for help is extremely important. By having tools to manage their own thoughts and the knowledge of when and how to ask for help, can save a life.

Read a mother’s moving story here about how she wished she had spoken to her child about mental health before he died by suicide. She encourages others to talk to their children so they have a better understanding about mental health and how to ask for help.

(Note by the editor of the post: If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.)

Angst at Salem Hills High School

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Starting the Conversation – College and your Mental Health (tools to help manage your mental health while starting college)

Deseret News: Inside the newsroom: How a pair of socks got this anxiety discussion off on the right foot

“Remember to check in with those around you and don’t be afraid to ask them for help.”

Find Angst screenings: Events in your community

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If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, please reach out to someone who can help, and in an emergency, call 911, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255, or text the Crisis Text Line 741741.