Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Here at Brookstone, we feel it is important to equip our families with tools they need to navigate the various aspects of raising kids, and that often extends beyond academics.  I am grateful for a school that offers educational opportunities for both parents and students on relevant topics that we all deal with on a daily basis.

This week, our Guidance Department has hosted a series of screenings of the brand-new documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.” Lower and Intermediate School parents were invited to watch together, while students in grades 6-12 were included in the screenings. Each event featured a viewing of the film, followed by an informative discussion led by Brookstone guidance counselors.

 The documentary seeks to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Through candid interviews, it utilizes 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 also includes a special 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.

There is still time to join us as there is one more screening tomorrow night, November 15th, from 6:00-7:00 pm in Norman Hall at the Cheves Athletic Center. You can email Hannah Mize, our Middle School Guidance Counselor, for more information.


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