Join us for an all-congregation movie series on mental health. Augustana will host screenings of three movies, each covering a different aspects of mental health. This movie series is part of our ongoing effort to engage in a conversation about mental health and provide resources and support. We hope you will join us for one or all three of these movies.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age
Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. This movie shows how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Sunday, February 2, 2020
SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
In a follow up to her first movie Dr. Delaney Ruston sets out to understand the challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience. This movie explores how social media may be impacting our teens’ mental health, and what we can do to help.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Designed to raise awareness around anxiety, this movie features candid interviews with mental health experts as well as kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The goal of Angst is to explore causes of anxiety, help identify and understand the symptoms, and encourage people to reach out for help.
All of these screenings will be followed by lunch and discussion. Please keep an eye out for more information about first screening and lunch.