Registration Now Open: Virtual Free Angst Documentary Screening
As families begin discussing the coming school year, anxiety around COVID-19 will likely increase the typical stressors associated with going back to school. NAMI Minnesota and sponsor affiliates are pleased to offer a special event to help families talk about anxiety and panic disorders as they prepare for the coming school year.
Families across Minnesota are invited to attend a free online viewing of the documentary Angst at 7 pm on August 25. This event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion led by experts in the children’s mental health field.
This screening is made possible through the financial support of NAMI Dakota County, NAMI Hennepin County, NAMI Ramsey County, and NAMI Washington County. While the film is free, there are only 1,000 viewing tickets.
Through candid interviews, the makers of Angst tell the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships. The film also includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. While “Angst” documents the struggles some people have with anxiety, it also reveals their hope for the future. Noah, a teenager in the film, describes it this way: “Anxiety doesn’t define me. It’s not just a curse; it also gives me strength.”
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age seven being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering receive treatment.
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About NAMI Dakota County
One in five people will experience a mental illness each year. These illnesses affect people of any age, race, religion, or socioeconomic status, and they affect the entire family. Mental illnesses are biological brain disorders and can disrupt a person’s thinking, feelings, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions and thanks to research and medical advances, recovery is possible. Many people feel isolated by a mental illness due to the stigma and misinformation surrounding these conditions. If your life has been touched by a mental illness, you are not alone!
NAMI Dakota County is committed to improving the quality of life for people living with mental illnesses, erasing the stigma of mental illness, referring families and friends to existing resources, and influencing public policy. We provide education and support for people living with mental illnesses, their families, professionals and the community. WE WANT YOU...to be informed and supported. Come to one of our meetings, support groups, classes, or events. All of our programs are offered free of charge.
NAMI Dakota Education Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church (3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville, MN).
As with all organizations, we are always looking for donations to support the Emergency Fund which is unique to NAMI Dakota County and to keep our classes and other presentations free so that all can attend. One easy way to contribute to NAMI Dakota County is to use Amazon Smile for all of your orders through Amazon. Below is additional information about Amazon Smile and how it works.
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