Anxiety is rapidly becoming the most prevalent form of mental illness among adolescents and young adults.
Stigma, self-shaming, a sense of isolation and the very symptoms of the disorder prevent many from seeking help.
It’s time for a rewrite.
1 in 3 adolescents will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.
Source: National Comorbidity Survey Adolescent Supplement, 2010.
Anxiety continues to be the most predominant and increasing concern among college students.
Source: The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Annual Survey, 2016.
80% of youth with an anxiety disorder go untreated.
Source: Children’s Mental Health Report, Child Mind Institute, 2017.
The RewriteAnxiety Initiative seeks to help adolescents and college students change their narrative through art, education and community.
We raise awareness through public art exhibitions, foster individual activism via our Ambassadors program, and work with organizations to provide mental health education with customized workshops.
RewriteAnxiety raises awareness for anxiety disorders through gallery exhibitions of original artwork. Meet the talented young artists, hear live performances of stories of anxiety, and make your own interactive art.
The debut season features 10 shows in 4 major cities. Check the schedule for dates and tickets.
RewriteAnxiety Ambassadors work within their local and digital communities to promote awareness and educate others on anxiety disorders. You can be a part of the effort. Consider using the #RewriteAnxiety hashtag on social media and always encourage and support others.
Looking for a more active way to be involved? Apply to the official Ambassadors program. Submit your email and we’ll send you an application packet and keep you updated on all the RewriteAnxiety events and news.
RewriteAnxiety partners with local schools, universities and community organizations to create workshops for teens and college students. We work with your organizational needs to craft one-time workshops or intensives. Attendees can learn about anxiety disorders, hear personal stories, and practice the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy–the most successful form of treatment for anxiety disorders.
Request an information packet to learn how you can bring a workshop to your organization.