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"ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety"

What is the difference between “being anxious” and having an anxiety disorder? What can we do about the 634% rise in use of Mental Health America’s online tool for anxiety since the start of Covid-19? Why is there still so much fear and stigma in just talking to others instead of hiding online? What can each of us do to make it better and best engage in a full and happy life? 

Angst is on a mission: to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. The documentary delves into all aspects of our society’s most common mental health challenge with:

  • Candid interviews with kids and teens, who discuss their anxiety, its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope  
  • Expert perspectives, (from institutions such as Stanford University, Child Mind Institute), who talk about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects and resources to help
  • Tips, tricks and strategies to help reset thinking patterns, push back against anxiety and support others
  • Awareness that anyone can be touched by – and overcome - anxiety, via a unique and revealing interview with mental health advocate Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history

Angst Trailer

Resources available

We know anxiety can cause you, your loved ones, and your friends a lot of stress. Here are some of the resources we believe can help. These resources have been examined by experts in the mental health field and will continue to grow. Please note these are just recommendations, and not “one size fits all”. Click here for more information


Families are advised to connect with their child's school counselor. Click here if you need to contact the Counseling Department.


The Family Resource Center serves anyone who lives in the surrounding community. There are no income qualifications to use the Family Resource Center, although some referrals to other services may be limited according to income guidelines. Click here to learn more about their services.


The Division of Child & Family Services programs include mobile crisis response and stabilization services, community-based mental health therapy, medication management, early childhood day treatment, child care consultation, and wraparound care coordination services for children and adolescents and their families. Click here for more information.


Nevada 2-1-1 is a special telephone number reserved to provide information and referrals to health, human and social service organizations. Services include places to find emergency food, housing and emergency shelter, children’s services, and mental health and counseling services, among many others. Visit Nevada211 for more information.


The Children’s Cabinet’s mission has been to keep children safe and families together by providing services and resources that address unmet needs through a unique and effective cooperative effort between the private sector and public agencies in Nevada. Click here to visit The Children's Cabinet and learn more about their services.


Helpful Apps

* These Apps do not replace professional counseling.


Designed specifically for teens and young adults with anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxious feelings, MindShift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety. 





Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

SAM might be perfect for you if you’re interested in self-help, but meditation isn’t your thing. Users are prompted to build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time, and learn 25 different self-help techniques.





CBT Thought Diary

You can use CBT Thought Diary to document negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. This is a great app for gradually changing your approach to anxiety-inducing situations and your thinking patterns for future situations.