Though anxiety disorders make up the most common mental health issue in the United States and are highly treatable, only 36.9 percent of those affected receive treatment, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Those statistics helped inspire “Angst,” a documentary that was partially filmed in Huntsville and Ogden and will be screened at a free event at 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the Clearfield High School auditorium at 931 S. 1000 East.
The IndieFlix film, aiming to raise awareness about anxiety disorders, features interviews with children and adults about their experiences with anxiety, as well as experts and Olympic athlete Michael Phelps.
Jenny Howe, the film narrator and one of the experts featured in the documentary, will be at the screening on Monday, according to an event press release. Howe, a resident of Davis County, works as the primary therapist at WayPoint Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in Huntsville for boys challenged with severe anxiety.
In addition to Howe, film producer Karin Gornick will also be present at the event, and both will host a panel discussion after the screening.
The event is free and open to the public. Those who are interested in attending should RSVP at showclix.com/event/angst-at-clearfield-high-school.