Hearing from Kids with Anxiety
You marked your calendars and you came out to have a conversation about the realities of anxiety. We at BHI would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to one or all three of the screenings of ANGST followed by a panel discussion. ANGST is a 56- minute film that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. The filmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. A key learning from the screenings was that parents desperately want to be taught how to teach their kids how to deal with anxiety. They are at a loss but want to help their children and teens. Calmer Choice partnered with us on this project and we were thrilled with the turnout we saw. The screenings took place at Morse Pond School in Falmouth, Monomoy High School in Harwich, and Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. For those of you who missed the events, we are considering holding future screenings and would love to hear from you in terms of what would be helpful to include with the film aside from a panel discussion. The events were all free and donations were accepted and greatly appreciated. Panelists included Emily Hamilton, Sheila House, Adria Kennedy, James P. D. McGuire MD, and Mary Beth Schoening. See the attached photo of the panelists who joined us for this discussion.