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A few years ago MCC East Bay hosted Screenagers, the award winning documentary about the impact of this digital age on young people. Here was the panel discussion after that screening.

We are now screening “Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress and Resilience,” which continues this topic by looking at anxiety and depression, and how to support mental health in our digital world. View the trailer here! Recommended age: 6th grade and older.

6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Fri., Nov. 15 | Prayer Hall | No registration needed

This FREE event is for teens, parents, grandparents, friends and anyone wanting to support and encourage young adults in today’s fast-paced, social media driven world. All Friday night halaqas (Dr. Rania, Shaykh Rami, Rahmah girls and Navigators boys (except for younger grades) will join this discussion.

Afterwards, we will have refreshments and a panel with Ustadha Dr. Rania Awaad, Shaykh Rami Nsour and Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi.

Join us for this important topic, and bring a friend! We will have boxed dinners available for sale starting at 6 p.m.


  • 6:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Screenagers 2 screening (runtime 1 hour, 10 minutes) begins in Prayer Hall (overflow in Conference Room)
  • 7:55 p.m. – Break for wadu & Isha at 8 p.m.
  • 8:20 p.m. – Panel in Prayer Hall “Speaking of Stress: Solutions to Thrive” with Ustadha Dr. Rania Awaad, Shaykh Rami Nsour and Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi
  • 9 p.m. – Light dinner in Banquet Hall
  • 9:15 p.m. – Second Screenagers 2 screening in Conference Room for those who miss some or all of the 6:45 p.m. screening
From the director of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience (runtime 1 hour, 9 minutes) and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.
Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she suddenly finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to uncover how we understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society. And how we as parents and schools empower teens with skills to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.
We witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges giving viewers hope. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought-leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth.
The film is intended for adults and youth starting from age 10 and up. As with SCREENAGERS, our new documentary is all about creating events in which people come together, watch the film, discuss the takeaways and make plans for moving forward to further its impact.  Seating is open.  Thank you for not bringing your younger children to the movie.
Some of the featured experts in the film include:
  • Daniel Pine, MD, chief psychiatrist, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Dan Siegel, MD, director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA
  • Drs. John and Julie Gottman, founders of the Gottman Institute
  • Laura Kastner, Ph.D., psychologist, and author of Wise-Minded Parenting
  • Ned Johnson, co-author of The Self-Driven Child
  • Adriana Galvan, Ph.D., Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience UCLA

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org