May is national Mental Health Awareness month.
Mental health is a topic that impacts all of us and we want to encourage opportunities to open up a dialog as a school community. Therefore, on Friday, May 7, there will be an alternate schedule in order to allow for time in TASC to view the final installment of the Mental Health Film Trilogy: Angst.
According to the movie’s website, “Angst removes the stigma and opens up the conversation around anxiety, helping people understand and manage their symptoms, and when to reach out for help. Most importantly, it shows people that they are not alone, and that anxiety is 100% treatable.”
The film is very well done. Angst is 56 minutes long, and the revised schedule allows 16 minutes for follow-up discussion or activities.
Coping with anxiety is an increasingly important aspect of mental health for our teens at ConVal, and students will benefit from the opportunity to view the film and from the willingness of our staff to model a willingness to talk about mental health and wellbeing. To learn more about the film, you can view the website here: indieflix.com/angst. For the YouTube trailer, click here.