ANGST: Raising Awareness around Anxiety

To help address the growing crisis of anxiety affecting young people, the University of Vermont’s Student Accessibility Services is hosting two free screenings of the national documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The film features a special interview with world-renowned athlete and mental health advocate Michael Phelps as well as teens and parents sharing deeply personal stories about the impact of anxiety on their own lives and tips and advice from prominent experts. The showings of the film will be followed by informative panel discussions led by the film’s producer and noted experts.

This event is free and open to the public and the goals are to discuss how to begin breaking the stigma of anxiety, to empower parents to connect with their kids and young people to seek the assistance they need, and to help educators understand how to support their students. Hundreds of local college students, teens and tweens, parents, teachers, dignitaries and prominent community members are expected to attend each screening.

Wednesday, November 28

Screening from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Panel Discussion and Q&A from 7:45pm – 8:45pm
University of Vermont, Davis Center – Grand Maple Ballroom 

Panelists will include:

  • Karin Gornick: Angst Producer and mom featured in the film
  • Jenny Howe: Angst Narrator and licensed child & family therapist
  • Cricket Braun, PsyD: Senior Health Care Counselor, Center for Health & Wellbeing at UVM

Thursday, November 29

Screening from 9:00am – 10:00am, Panel Discussion and Q&A from 10:00am – 10:30am
Davis Center – Sugar Maple & Summit

Panelists will include:

  • Karin Gornick: Angst Producer and mom featured in the film
  • Jenny Howe: Angst Narrator and licensed child & family therapist
  • Jennifer Prue, M.A.: Professor, University of Vermont