CBC and Fusion Academy Westchester are presenting a special screening of Angst, a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience exploring how anxiety impacts our lives. The event, which is free, will be held on Thursday, September 26 from 6-8 pm. in the CBC Schwartzberg Training Center located at 1 North Broadway, Suite 704, in White Plains, New York. Refreshments will be served at 6 pm, with the screening starting promptly at 6:30 pm. A panel Q&A session will follow the film screening and will be led by CBC co-founders Dr. Lata McGinn and Dr. Alec Miller.
Anxiety is the most common mental-health disorder in the United States, affecting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age seven being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. The American College Health Association reports that undergraduates reporting “overwhelming anxiety” increased dramatically from 50 percent in 2011 to 62 percent in 2016.
Angst features candid interviews with children and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety including renowned Olympic swimmer and mental health advocate Michael Phelps. They discuss what they’ve learned about anxiety and their strategies to cope with it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, and provides help, resources, and tools.
Produced by IndieFlix CEO Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick, the film’s goal is to create a global conversation and raise awareness about anxiety. “Virtually everyone experiences anxiety at some level,” said Dr. Lata McGinn. “But many individuals can become paralyzed by it, which can interfere with their ability to live their lives to the fullest. This film is an ideal way to spark a dialogue, which is the first step to getting people the help they need.”
To attend this special screening, send an email to Director of Admissions for Fusion Westchester, Elizabeth Sorensen, at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you there!