ConVal mental health trilogy concludes May 5

Published: 4/16/2021 1:01:38 PM

ConVal Regional School District students and their families are invited to attend the final webinar of a mental health trilogy next month.

On Wednesday, May 5 starting at 6 p.m., the district will hold an online viewing of “Angst.” The film is designed to raise awareness about anxiety, especially in youths, and help identify different resources and ways they can receive support. The film is rated for those aged 10 and older.

After the film, a panel will discuss its contents and how students can apply the lessons learned in their own lives. The list of panelists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to ask specific questions they may have during the webinar as well.

Those who wish to attend will need to register in advance and can do so online here.

“Knowing how to access tools and resources is a critical step in managing anxiety, and this film is an excellent way to identify where those exist in our community,” Director of Student Services Cari Christian-Coates said. “We hope you will join us to learn more about anxiety and the ways you can support yourself, your friends and your children.”

This is the final of three films that will be shown over the course of the 2020-21 school year. The first film, “The Upstanders,” was shown in October for middle and high school students, and discussed resilience, attention, and the power of connection to end bullying and the brain science behind cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families and co-workers. The second film, “Like,” was shown in February and explored the impact of social media on people’s lives, the effects of technology on the brain and taught viewers how to self-regulate.

“We are proud to be able to offer these resources for families, especially during the pandemic where many of us are facing significant challenges that have taken a toll on our mental health,” Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders said. “We hope you will join us for this important webinar to gather important information and resources for you and your family.”

For the link or for more information about the event itself, please contact Cari Christian-Coates at or by calling 603-924-7503 ext. 2048.


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