Posted on: Thursday, September 26, 2019

LYNNFIELD — The School Department and A Healthy Lynnfield will be presenting the documentary “Angst” on Thursday, Oct. 3, taking place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium.

“Angst” is a about adolescent anxiety, said Superintendent Jane Tremblay in a press release.

“This is a must-see documentary for every parent or primary caregiver,” said Tremblay. “Children 10 and up are welcome to attend with their parents. This event is free and open to all community members. It is co-sponsored by Lynnfield Public Schools and A Healthy Lynnfield.”

After the film is shown, Endicott College Counseling Center Assistant Director Lyndsey Shrayer, Riverside Community Care Outpatient Clinician Alisha Moquin, LCSW, and Lynnfield Public Schools Special Education Coordinator

Lydia Rundell-Gjerde will lead a panel discussion.

“Anxiety affects 30 percent of children and adolescents, yet 80 percent never get help,” said Tremblay. “Anxiety disorders are linked with a two-fold increase in substance misuse. Combined therapy and medication are effective in treating more than 80 percent of youth struggling with anxiety.”

Tremblay noted the presentation is connected to the school system’s social-emotional learning goals.

“We believe this work requires a strong partnership between home and school,” said Tremblay. “Together, we can learn about how to best support our children to ensure lifelong social and emotional wellness.”