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Impactful Fund presents The Creative Coping Toolkit: Angst Edition, a film and evidence-based program providing practical tools to educators, youth, and families to safely address mental health in a fresh, new way. 
iMPACTFUL's Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) has sparked essential conversations and positive change worldwide, impacting society's perception of mental health. It all began with ANGST, a groundbreaking film addressing anxiety. 

Join us in raising $250K to support this mission and make mental health a priority for students, educators, and families in Illinois schools. 

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The Challenge

Adolescent mental health continues to worsen. In 2021, more than 4 in 10 (42%) students felt persistently sad or hopeless, and nearly one-third (29%) experienced poor mental health. In 2021, more than 1 in 5 (22%) students seriously considered attempting suicide, and 1 in 10 (10%) attempted suicide. (

Our Contribution to the Solution

The ANGST Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) is an award-winning film and evidence-based mental health literacy program. It effectively and safely helps to break the stigma around mental health by sharing personal stories of youth, adolescents, and families alongside educators, mental health professionals, expert perspectives, and the brain science behind it all. The program explains what anxiety is, how to identify it, and offers ways to safely support oneself and others to reach out for help. When people watch movies, they relate and see themselves in the stories.  

Most importantly, we learn that we are not alone and that we can address mental health and get help. It doesn't have to be scary.  

Mental Health Matters in Illinois

Kicking off the school year, Impactful Fund is partnering with the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago (MHAGC) to provide free access to the Angst Creative Coping Toolkit for every K-12 public, charter, and parochial school and community college in the state. Serving 2M+ students, educators, and their families. See the survey results from almost 8K participants. NPS 85. 



Program Portal Includes:

  • Angst Core film (43 mins)
  • Film Chapters (3-8 mins)
  • Learning Bursts (2-12 mins)
  • SEL Activities (Digital & Downloadable)
  • Engagement & Impact Reporting Tool
  • Engagement Support
  • Marketing and communication assets
  • Films subtitled in multiple languages
  • Survey 

What Schools Are Saying

Schools need Tier 1 Mental Health Support. Read the CCT program case study here

This program has been implemented in schools and districts throughout the country and accessible by all K-12 public schools in the state of California.

"This fall, with students returning to classrooms and mental health needs at an all-time high, our goal is for our schools to have strong, historic levels of mental health programming to provide critical support to students and families. Angst: Building Resilience and its accompanying user-friendly curriculum will help elevate the voices of students living with emotional distress, so they feel heard, validated, and supported"

Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Schools 

For more testimonials on ANGST - watch here.


  • Provide free online access for all K-12 Illinois public, charter, and parochial school communities to view Angst and access the tools in the CCT for a full school year. 
  • Ensure educators, staff, students, and their families can easily access the Angst CCT starting in October 2023.
  • Coordinate with relevant organizations and stakeholders to maximize the campaign's reach and impact.
  • Advisory Council: Scilla Andreen, Ronald Burton, Bob Oros, Susana V Pociejewski
  • Official Launch: Sept 30th, at the Music Box Theater
  • MHAGC Event: An in-person screening followed by a fireside chat with MHAGC of Greater Chicago Chairman Bob Orso and Angst filmmaker Scilla Andreen.

Timeline - Yes, We Can Do This! 

Save the date! Click here to add to your calendar so you are ready when the CCT film program launches for all educators, students, and their families throughout the school year, starting on October 1, 2023. 

We are raising $250,000 - only $0.09 per student and includes their family. $50 provides access to 556 students, and $100 pays for 1,111 students. Here's our step-by-step timeline that spells out Fundraising, Press Strategy, Marketing, Promotion, Free Viewing Implementation, Evaluation, and Follow-Up. 

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Year-Long Access to our Engagement Team 

Getting access to The Creative Coping Toolkit is just the first step. Schools also get to tap into our tech, marketing, and Engagement Team to brainstorm how the CCT will work best within their school community.

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Sponsorship - Join the Movement! 

Join the movement and make a difference! Register now to help us bring The Creative Coping Toolkit: Angst Edition to every K-12 public, charter, and parochial school in Illinois for a full school year. Our goal is to raise $250,000 and empower the next generation. You don't have to donate to gain access to the toolkit.

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Sponsorship participation will be reserved for Illinois Statewide Schools. Donations can be made directly to Impactful Fund 501(c)3. For anyone interested in learning more about how to make the Creative Coping Toolkit: Angst Edition available to all schools throughout the year or participate at a higher level, please contact us.  Any funds raised above the $250K will be allotted to year long licensing to Illinois public schools and underserved communities of more programs in the Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) film and evidence-based mental health literacy program.  

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Scilla Andreen

Founder of Impactful Fund
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