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JKHA/RKYHS Shines Light on Anxiety With Documentary ‘Angst’

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School are proud to be joining the global conversation about anxiety through a special screening of the IndieFlix documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.” The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by a Q & A led by the JKHA guidance team and is generously sponsored by the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope.

The producers of the movie, Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick had one goal: to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Through candid interviews, kids and teens discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. The documentary also 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.

Everyone involved in the development of “Angst” has a personal experience with anxiety—from the producers to the interviewees.

“The film will expose just how prevalent anxiety is in children and teens; that it is real, common, and treatable, and not something to be ashamed of,” commented JKHA/RKYHS Assistant Principal and Director of Guidance and Student Services Gary Berger. “There will no doubt be some aspect of the movie that will resonate with everyone.”

The film and subsequent panel with experts will begin an important conversation address some of the different ways anxiety presents in children, which can often be misunderstood by adults. It will also include tips people can use to cope with anxiety in the lives of their children and teens.

The film and expert panel will take place at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School on Saturday night, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the entire community. “Angst” is recommended for teens and adults. To learn more, visit www.angstmovie.com or contact [email protected]

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