Falmouth sets the bar!
The presentation of Angst at Falmouth High School last night hit it out of the park! The night featured a dozen resource tables, including representation by Dominique from Behavioral Health Innovators, Katie from Calmer Choice and co-founder Kim from our own Sharing Kindness. We were able to introduce all three organizations as well as present this important film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. After the movie several high school students demonstrated great courage by taking turns standing up and telling their stories. As each student finished sharing their experience, applause echoed and audience support bursted from the auditorium. The evening concluded with a Falmouth school guidance counselor, the Bridge program head and Falmouth Human Services representative talking about resources in the community.
The best part of all: 138 people attended this evening.
That is 138 more people who have new information, education, and resources to be able to support the 1 in 4 teenagers who struggle with an anxiety disorder.*
We are so honored to be apart of the education and support coming from within our own community. As Angst has made its way across Cape and the Islands, increasing attendance and positive audience reception continues to grow and amaze us. We have a few more schools with whom we must share this great film and important message, so stay tuned for updates on our next showing!
*"Children: Anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old." https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics