Angst: Building Resilience Screening

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October 19, 2021
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Join PBS KVIE for a screening excerpt of the film Angst followed by a powerful online discussion about supporting our youth to build mental resilience during these challenging times.

Angst is an iNDIEFLIX original documentary designed to open up the conversation around anxiety, helping people understand and manage their symptoms, and when to reach out for help. Most importantly, it shows people that they are not alone, and that anxiety is treatable. This hopeful and inspiring film has helped over 2 million people around the world, weaving in the personal stories of those suffering with expert perspectives, who break down what's going on, how to deal with it, and how to help others. For many, watching Angst has been a catalyst for changing their lives for the better.

The California Department of Education (CDE) has partnered with iNDIEFLIX Education, the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) CalHOPE program, and Blue Shield of California’s BlueSky initiative to provide Angst: Building Resilience, a critical youth mental health support program, to California public school districts that serve middle and high school students to help address the increasing mental health challenges faced by students. The documentary-based program provides a connection to resources, classroom and family discussion guides, and exercises to help youth build resilience and emotional well-being. The program also equips educators with much-needed, easy-to-use tools to support their students. Registration for the Angst: Building Resilience program is now available at

Angst will air on PBS KVIE on Wednesday, October 20 at 7PM.

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Video Description

Angst OVEE playback 1

60 minutes


  • Moderator Avatar
    Holly Healy

    Holly Healy is the Community Engagement & Events Project Manager at PBS KVIE. She is responsible for managing station events and maintaining and building relationships with community members.

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    Catherine S


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    Jeremiah Aja, M.A., M.Div., LPCC

    Panel Moderator

    Jeremiah Aja is the Assistant Director for the national nonprofit organization, Wellness Together School Mental Health, the Blue Shield of California BlueSky Liaison, and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He has worked with youth and families since 2001 and now helps to lead a team of therapists across the country partnering with school districts and universities to deliver mental health services on school campuses or online. Jeremiah is a member of the California Department of Education State Suicide Postvention Response Team and the California Department of Education Mental Health Collaborative. He holds a Bachelor's in Leadership from William Jessup University, a Master's Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Master's Degree in Psychology from Brandman University.

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    David W. Bond, LCSW


    David W. Bond, LCSW, is director of Behavioral Health for Blue Shield of California. He is a board-certified expert in traumatic stress and has a dozen years of experience as a youth psychotherapist. Prior to Blue Shield, Bond served as vice president of Programs at The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. He has taught and lectured on topics of physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, and clinical and policy considerations for LGBTQ communities.

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    Jessica Colvin


    With 20 years of leadership in the school wellness movement, Jessica helped grow the San Francisco Wellness Initiative into a nationally recognized model, and pioneered the development of Wellness Centers in other districts. Her training as a social worker, public health practitioner, school counselor, and school administrator, affords her a dynamic and relatable lens for implementing school wellness. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, SF Chronicle, Marin Magazine, ETR Publications, and the Marin Independent Journal. Jessica believes that school is where kids learn life, that every teen needs and deserves an adult in their corner, and that young people have the resilience, bravery, and leadership promise to transform the way that teens and adults navigate adolescent health and wellness. She also knows that schools are the very best place to support teens, and because those schools already carry a heavy load, they could use a solid partner in fostering the climate and conditions for teens to thrive. Jessica helped successfully implement Angst district wide in TUHSD for students and staff and screened Angst for parents/guardians in the Teen Wellness Film Series in partnership with the California Film Institute.

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    Narges Dillion, M.A.


    Narges Zohoury Dillon (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Executive Director of Crisis Support Services of Alameda County. In her professional role, Narges is passionate about reaching communities that have been historically marginalized by the mental health system and empowering clients to be an active part of their care. In her personal life, Narges is a mother, a role that has influenced her work with families and caregivers.

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    Maya Gomez


    Hello! My name is Maya Gomez and I am a sophomore at Whitney High School in Rocklin, California. I live with my wonderful parents and younger sister Eva, and love music, comedy, journalism, and psychology. I hope to attend a women's college and obtain a degree in neuroscience, and later pursue a medical degree in order to become a Pediatric Neurosurgeon. Being able to participate in mental health initiatives as a high school student has been a wonderful experience that has allowed me to learn more about my passions.

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    Isaiah Rivera


    Isaiah is a student leader who enjoys empowering others and creating change within his community. He has served a year on the CASL (California Association of Student Leaders) State Board whose initiative is to equip and empower students to be effective future leaders of the world. He currently serves as the ASB Awareness Director at Patterson High, a position he just created this year, where he facilitates and creates activities, events, & resources surrounding diversity, equity, belonging, and wellness.

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