The Summit Counseling Center Screens Movie for Community Mental Health

The Summit Counseling Center Screens Movie for Community Mental Health

The Summit Counseling Center shines a light on screen technology related to mental health challenges with free screenings of an original movie

JOHNS CREEK, GA, DECEMBER 16, 2019 – The Summit Counseling Center is bringing a modern mental health issue to the public eye with the help of filmmaker and physician, Dr. Delaney Ruston. Together, they are using an original movie to educate the public on mental health challenges that are caused by screen technology. A free community screening of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, will focus on modern mental health struggles and offer solutions for families and teenagers affected by screen technology.

This new movie is following on the heels of Dr. Delany Ruston’s award-winning 2016 film, SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age, which also explored the mental health impact of screen technology. The previous film has been screened more than 8,000 times, reaching 4 million people in more than 70 countries. It continues to be screened and shared today and it has been featured on programs such as PBS NewsHour, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others. SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age started as a personal story, before growing to an international scale.

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, the latest film by Dr. Delaney Ruston, will be screened by Summit Counseling Center this January, at no charge to those in attendance. The film examines resilience and the science behind teens’ emotional challenges. It addresses the interplay of social media and what can be done in schools and homes to help build skills such as navigating stress, anxiety, and depression in the digital age. It promises to take the conversation around screens and teens to the next level.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to present this film to our community,” said Cathy Murphy, Director of Community Outreach, The Summit Counseling Center. “Next Chapter focuses on the challenges our youth are facing today and provides tools to help promote stress resilience, emotional agility, and healthy screen habits.”

About The Summit Counseling Center

Since 1990, The Summit Counseling Center has been a trusted community partner; bringing hope, healing, and restoration to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Through their partnerships with local community organizations, The Summit serves North Atlanta at 33 locations, including 28 local public schools where there is a therapist onsite. To learn more about The Summit Counseling Center, their school counseling services, and how they support communities, visit

To register for a free community film screening:
Thursday, January 16th. Johns Creek, GA

Sunday, January 26th. Millton, GA